Summer Vocabulary for Spanish

By lwitkop

Increase your Spanish vocabulary with a list of words related to summer, including the summer months, warm weather, summer clothing, sports, vacation-related terms, and popular foods of the season. A vocabulary download is available.

When warm weather hits, it's time to brush up on your summer vocabulary for Spanish. The following list will help you learn some important words and phrases for having fun in the sun. After you've read it, download the full Spanish summer vocabulary list for additional practice and handy reference.

The Summer Months (Los Meses del Verano)

Summer – el verano

June – junio

July – julio

August – agosto

The Weather (El Tiempo)

Whether you're enjoying the warmth of the sun or you hate the heat, learn a few words to help you express your feelings.

Sun – el sol

Heat – el calor

It's sunny. – Hace sol.

It's hot. – Hace calor.

Clothing (La Ropa)

The arrival of summer means it's time to pack away the sweaters and bring out a cooler summer wardrobe.

Bathing suit/swim trunks – el traje de baño, el bañador, la malla (de baño) or el vestido de baño

Bikini – el bikini

Sunglasses – las gafas de sol, los lentes de sol or los anteojos de sol

T-shirt – la camiseta

Shorts – los shorts

Sports (Los Deportes)

Warm weather inspires us to head outside for fun activities and friendly competition. There's no better way to work up a sweat.

To play ______ (a sport). – Jugar al _______

Baseball – el béisbol

Volleyball – el vóleibol or el balonvolea

Basketball – el baloncesto or el básquetbol

Soccer – el fútbol

Football – el fútbol americano

Vacation (Las Vacaciones)

Whether you travel far from home, or spend a day at a local park, summer is a great time for rest and relaxation.

To go on vacation – ir de vacaciones

To be on vacation – estar de vacaciones

To travel - viajar

Suitcase – la maleta

Day – el día

Weekend – el fin de semana

Week – la semana

Month – el mes

Family – la familia

Friends – los amigos/las amigas

Beach – la playa

To swim – nadar

To tan - broncearse

Suntan lotion – el bronceador

Camp – el campamento

To camp – acampar

Roller coaster – la montaña rusa

Garden – el jardín

Firework – el dispositivo or el pirotécnico

Fireworks – los fuegos artificiales

Park – el parque

Food (La Comida)

A list of summer vocabulary for Spanish wouldn't be complete without mentioning the distinctive tastes of the season.

Fruit – la fruta

Strawberry – la fresa

Watermelon – la sandía

Picnic – el picnic

To go on a picnic – Ir de picnic

Barbecue – la barbacoa

Hamburger – la hamburguesa

Potato chips/fries – las papas fritas

Ice cream – el helado o el sorbete

Alternative translation for weather: el clima

often translated as climate

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