Translation of winter in Spanish:


invierno, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwɪn(t)ər//ˈwɪntə/


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    invierno masculine
    (vacation/fashions/clothes) (before noun) de invierno
    (weather/temperatures) invernal
    in (the) winter en invierno
    • last winter el invierno pasado
    • a winter's day un día de invierno
    • winter coat (of animal) piel de invierno
    • I'd buy a house in Gran Canaria to spend the cold winter months.
    • In southern Mongolia, the winters have been getting colder and the summers hotter, with barely a springtime buffer zone.
    • At the moment the Earth's closest approach to the Sun occurs in January, when the North Pole is pointing away from the Sun, resulting in slightly colder northern hemisphere winters.
    • But after a cold winter in the southern uplands you may recognise that ending up on a human dinner plate is not so bad.
    • The weed, which turns its distinctive red shade during the cold winter months, is not dangerous in itself.
    • It is characterized by cold winters and relatively long growing seasons, averaging 60 frost-free days per year.
    • The coldest peaks of winter usually occur in August and September, so many fear a heightened emergency.
    • The climate here is normally split into two seasons, long cold winters and long hot summers.
    • The season was late winter and periodic night-time frosts were still occurring.
    • If you are looking for some respite from the cold winter months there is an abundance of destinations to suit all budgets.
    • A leading local politician has urged pensioners to take advantage of a government initiative to heat their homes during the cold winter months.
    • The temperate regions of southern Australia have four seasons, with cool winters and hot summers.
    • Gourlay has been looking forward to returning home from Sydney, even if he is loathe to swap the sunshine of a southern hemisphere spring for the cold of a Scottish winter.
    • Therefore, short, cool growing seasons and cold winters are often thought of as barriers to crop growth and diversification in the Subarctic.
    • Through February, the usual winter fishing locations should continue to be your best bet.
    • The opera begins a winter / spring season that includes ballet, comedy, classical music, children's shows and several bands.
    • Flights are suspended to Antarctica around the end of February each year when the Southern Hemisphere winter makes it too cold to fly.
    • The frugal vacationer travels in between the summer months and the cold winter.
    • During the long, cold winters in northeast China they skate on rivers and lakes or in skating rinks.
    • We're looking at some idea that it might be a colder than normal winter in the Northeast and Midwest.

intransitive verb

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    (animal/bird) invernar
    (animal/bird) hibernar
    (army/person) pasar el invierno
    (army/person) invernar
    • Although there is a growing literature on wintering strategies in birds, most of the hormone mechanisms remain entirely unknown.
    • The birds wintering in Washington breed in the northern Great Plains, usually beginning by late April.
    • American Pipits are present in Washington as breeders, migrants, and wintering birds.
    • The entire breeding population of sedge warblers winters in Africa south of the Sahara.
    • Migration is an intrinsic behavior of birds that winter in one location and breed in another.
    • Warblers wintering in Britain can claim the best breeding sites.
    • The Harris's Sparrow is a rare but regular wintering bird in Washington.
    • Feeding and squatting in the sun and all indifferent to passing trains, bean geese have wintered in this favoured area of the Yare valley many years.
    • Some continental birds wintering here arrived in Scotland direct from Scandinavia; others enter East Anglia through Holland and Belgium.
    • The pink-footed geese wintering in Britain breed in Iceland and East Greenland.
    • Most years, shorelarks wintering locally linger here until the end of April, with stragglers to the second week in May.
    • Like many of the Arctic refuge's birds, snow geese winter in warmer parts of the lower 48 states.
    • These routes used by migratory birds for passage between wintering and breeding ranges are called flyways.
    • Only one bird - the emperor penguin - will winter on Antarctica and use the frozen continent as a nursery.
    • A car provides an excellent mobile observatory for tracking down and observing contingents of pink-footed geese wintering in north-west Norfolk.
    • Eleven species of migratory warblers wintered in Britain last year.
    • For birds wintering at that northerly location, spring migrations may be less arduous, leading to increased survival and breeding success.
    • These birds bred mainly in west Siberia, and wintered as far south as South Africa.
    • In wintering birds, conflicts over food are often resolved by threat displays.
    • Cold weather, a lack of food or disturbance can however cause wintering birds to seek new sites.

transitive verb

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    (cattle/sheep) mantener durante el invierno
    • Farmers have been unable to bring in ewes for lambing after wintering them on hills and in fields, while calving has also been disrupted.
    • We never wintered cattle there because of its remoteness and lack of shelter.
    • His cows (he milks 35 Dutch belted, Jerseys, and milking shorthorns) are wintered outdoors on 265 acres of highly erodible land and prior converted wetlands.
    • Heiser doesn't use a backhoe to muck out the corral where he winters his yearlings; he uses a wheelbarrow.
    • Store cattle being wintered with a view to finishing off grass next summer will require 2-3 kg meal/day with poor quality silage.
    • There are no slatted sheds allowed in Scotland so wintering cattle can be pretty labour intensive.
    • A natural extension to this was a scheme to move animals to the feed rather than the feed to the animals, with both cattle and sheep being wintered away from their own upland holding to the lowlands of the Vale of York.
    • In the same village, 70-year-old Samba Tutu winters her grain in the middle of the main road.
    • Neighbouring regions pitied the inhabitants of the Burren, who had to winter their cattle on the mountain slopes to earn a decent living.
    • During this season, the herders of animals would kill off all the livestock that was not to be wintered over.
    • The cows are wintered at home on arable by-products and are moved to Fleensop to graze in the spring.