12 February 2009


As found from a Winnie the Pooh website:

Windsday is Wednesday. However, today must also be "Windsday" because it is so blustery outside. 

As taken from Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.  

50 mph gusts of wind.  Muy viento today in Brooklyn.

1 comment:

Matt G. said...

Spanish lesson of the day:

"Viento" only means wind, it is not a verb. To say "It is very windy" you would need to say "hace mucho viento."

Weather conditions typically involve the verb "hacer" such as "hace nieve" (it is snowing) "hace lluvia" (it is raining) or "hace sol" (it is sunny).

I only say "typically" because in some cases the form of weather is a verb unto itself. So for example "llover" means "to rain" or "nevar" means "to snow" so you could use it in conjunction with the appropriate conjugation of "estar" and the gerund of the infinitive form of the verb to indicate "it is ____ing out." So "está lloviendo" would mean "it is raining." But this doesn't apply to all instances of weather.

That doesn't work for conditions like "sunny" or "cloudy" because those words don't have their own verbs, so you have to use the adjective (sol and nublado, respectively) in conjunction with the third person conjugation of the verb "hacer" in the appropriate tense (present, preterite, imperfect, present perfect, etc.) but that's a lesson for another day.

Sorry, I had Spanish today and I've had a succession of increasingly linguistically anal teachers/professors since 7th grade so this is sort of instinctual, lol (they would kill me for using such shorthand). Llámame por teléfono y puedo enseñarte más si quieres. Obviamente no es necesario.

¡Dios bendiga!