English Spanish Parallel Texts – Months of the Year

In this lesson of our English Spanish Parallel Texts course and we are going to practice using the months of the year in Spanish. Start by reading the text in Spanish below. The English translation is provided later but please try not to look at it until you have read the Spanish version various times and tried your best to understand it.

There may be some words and phrases in the text that you are unfamiliar with, but you should be aiming to capture the main essence of what is happening. There will always be words and phrases popping up in real-life situations that you have never heard before, so it is important never to get too distracted by details.

If you want to investigate some of the words you don’t know with a dictionary that would be great, please do, but do this after trying your best to understand with what you already have in your head.

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Months of the Year

months of the year

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Spanish Text

 

Antonio: Me encanta el verano. Este calor revitaliza mi cuerpo.
Paz: No sé yo. Me parece a mí que hace demasiado calor ahora. En agosto y julio por lo menos hace demasiado calor para mi gusto.
Antonio: Julio y agosto son mis meses favoritos.
Paz: A mí me gusta el invierno.
Antonio: El invierno, ¿por qué?
Paz: No me gusta mucho el calor. Y también me parece que el invierno es muy bonito. La escarcha por las mañanas, nieve…
Antonio: ¿Por qué vives en España, Paz? ¿Has pensado alguna vez en irte a otro país más por el norte?
Paz: Pues, no. Me gusta España. Aquí se vive muy bien. No me gustan los días con cuarenta grados. Pero aguanto.
Antonio: A mí no me gustan los cambios drásticos de Madrid. La verdad es que he pensado varias veces en la posibilidad de vivir en otro país más caluroso. No me gustan los meses de invierno ni otoño: octubre, noviembre, diciembre, enero, febrero y marzo. Hace mucho frío aquí en Madrid.
Paz: Sí, es verdad. En otras partes del país los cambios son menos drásticos. Como, por ejemplo, en Bilbao, Valencia o Barcelona.
Antonio: Pero Madrid es mi hogar. Me encanta la ciudad.
Paz: A mí también Antonio. Son solo los meses más calurosos del verano los que no aguanto. Abril, mayo y junio están bien.
Antonio: ¿Tienes aire acondicionado en tu casa?
Paz: Solo en el salón.
Antonio: Nosotros tenemos por toda la casa. Igual es buena idea para ti también.
Paz: Tienes razón.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

English Text

 

Antonio: I love summer. This heat revitalizes my body.
Paz: I don’t know. It seems to me that it’s too hot right now. In August and July at least it’s too hot for my taste.
Antonio: July and August are my favourite months.
Paz: I like winter.
Antonio: Winter, why?
Paz: I don’t like the heat very much. And I also think that winter is very beautiful. The frost in the morning, snow…
Antonio: Why do you live in Spain, Paz? Have you ever thought about going to another country in the north?
Paz: Well, no. I like Spain. Here you live very well. I don’t like days when it is forty degrees. But I can put up with it.
Antonio: I don’t like the drastic changes in Madrid. The truth is that I have thought several times about the possibility of living in another warmer country. I don’t like the months of winter or autumn: October, November, December, January, February and March. It’s very cold here in Madrid.
Paz: Yes, it’s true. In other parts of the country, the changes are less drastic. Like, for example, in Bilbao, Valencia or Barcelona.
Antonio: But Madrid is my home. I love the city
Paz: Me too, Antonio. It’s only the hottest months of summer that I cannot stand. April, May and June are fine.
Antonio: Do you have air conditioning in your house?
Paz: Only in the living room.
Antonio: We have it all over the house. Maybe it is a good idea for you too.
Paz: You’re right.

 
 
 
 

So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the original text before checking the translation? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, practice makes perfect! Be patient and keep reading, hearing, writing, and speaking Spanish. See you next time!

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