How to Talk About Nature and Being Outside in Spanish
Let’s talk about being outside in Spanish.
Who doesn’t love being outdoors and enjoying some fresh air? The beauty of nature fascinates us and brings us together no matter our cultural background or language. Being outside has the power of relaxing us, reduces stress, and increases pleasant feelings. It has great benefits for our well-being and health.
Talking about nature and being outside in Spanish is a marvelous way to improve conversational skills, fluency, and comprehension of the language. It’s also a great tool for practicing while enjoying the weather, plants, sceneries, and landscapes.
I’ve prepared a long list of nature-related words and elements you’ll find outside in Spanish that are guaranteed to take your skills to the next level.
Let’s enjoy the outdoors!
What’s Outside in Spanish?
The natural world is full of wonders and precious elements that awake multiple feelings and have a great impact in our mood. Talking about being outside in Spanish can be done with a wide set of vocabulary specific to geographic regions, weather, and other elements.
Let’s take a look first at the different words and phrases you can use to express the feeling of being outside in Spanish.
|Outdoors||el aire libre|
|Fresh air||el aire fresco|
|Woods / forest||el bosque|
|Countryside||el campo / la campiña|
Example Sentences in Spanish
Disfruto estar afuera.
I enjoy being outside.
Quiero salir al jardín.
I want to go out to the garden.
Voy a pasar el día en el bosque.
I’m spending the day in the woods.
La naturaleza tiene lindos paisajes y vistas.
Nature has nice landscapes and views.
Viajaré a la montaña para disfrutar la naturaleza.
I’m traveling to the mountains to enjoy nature.
Me gusta estar en la naturaleza.
I like to be in nature.
Disfruto el aire libre.
I enjoy the outdoors.
Weather Words in Spanish
El clima (the weather) is certainly key in setting the tone for talking about your time outside in Spanish. The weather depends on las estaciones (the seasons), the altitude and type of geography. Let’s talk about basic weather you can experience outside and descriptive terms that are used to talk in general about how the weather affects being outside in Spanish.
|Weather forecast||el pronóstico del clima|
To rain – llover
To snow – nevar
To pour – llover a cantaros
To drizzle – lloviznar
To be cold – hacer frío
To be hot – hacer calor
Example Sentences in Spanish
Estaba en el jardín, empezó a llover y me dió frío.
I was in the garden, it started raining and I got cold.
El clima era sabroso en la playa.
The weather was delicious at the beach.
No puedo esperar a la primavera para que podamos salir.
I can’t wait for spring so we can go outside.
El pronóstico del clima dice que va a hacer calor.
The weather forecast says it will be hot.
More vocabulary available on our blog post Spanish weather words for adult conversations.
Animals in Spanish
Whether you have pets or not, one of the best parts of being outside is surrounding yourself with all types of creatures and animals minding their business. Nature reminds us that it’s alive and well by showing us the balance and harmony it has with living beings.
Although the animal world is as large as it gets, there’s certain terms and phrases that will come in handy for you to discuss the life that surrounds you outside in Spanish. Let ‘s take a look!
|Ladybugs||las mariquitas / las tortolitas|
|Birds||los pájaros / las aves|
|Dog / puppy||el perro / el cachorro|
|Cat / kitten||el gato / el gatito|
Example Sentences in Spanish
Me gusta estar afuera pero odio los bichos.
I like being outside but I hate bugs.
A mi perro le gusta salir al patio.
My dog likes going out to the patio
Quiero montar caballo en las montañas.
I want to ride a horse in the mountains.
En mi jardín hay pájaros muy coloridos.
In my garden there’s very colorful birds.
Plants, Flowers, and Trees in Spanish
Talking about going outside in Spanish requires you to know vocabulary that enables you to describe all types of plants, flowers, and trees. Let’s examine essential vocabulary that will prepare you to discuss all green things you’ll find outside in Spanish.
|Grass||la grama / el césped|
|Palms||las palmeras / las palmas|
Example Sentences in Spanish
Soy alérgico al polen.
I’m allergic to pollen.
Los cactus tienen espinas.
Cactus have thorns.
Los claveles son mis flores favoritas.
Carnations are my favorite flowers.
Las palmeras dan mucha sombra.
The palm trees give plenty of shade.
Me gusta estar afuera, rodeado de árboles y plantas.
I like being outside, surrounded by trees and plants.
Activities You Can Do Outside in Spanish
If you like staying busy outside, nature has a wide range of endless activities you can enjoy outside with your friends and family. Whether you like to stay active, or if you’re all about just relaxing in the outdoors; I guarantee this list of activities to enjoy outside in Spanish has something for you. Let’s take a look at just a few of those options.
Senderismo is a form of non-competitive hiking that consists of caminar (walking) or trotar (jogging) outside in marked senderos (trails). You can enjoy senderismo in the mountains, forest, or parks. It’s one of the simplest, most comfortable, and complete physical activities you can do outside.
Avistamiento de Aves (Birdwatching)
El avistamiento de aves (birdwatching) is the act of observing and contemplating different species of birds in their natural habitat. Bird enthusiasts use binoculars, telescopes, apps, and field guides to identify the different species according to taxonomy.
Birdwatching is becoming a highly popular outdoors activity that promotes conservation and awareness of birds. There’s even free resources available you can download, like Merlin, an app that helps identifying species of pajaros and is great for getting you started in this hobby.
Learn more about birds in Spanish on our blog post a comprehensive list of Spanish bird names.
Día de campo (Picnic)
A día de campo (picnic) is an activity you can enjoy with your whole family outside in Spanish. Grab a blanket, your favorite grab and go foods, refreshing drinks, and pack a basket for a fantastic day of fun in the sun. You can enjoy a picnic in your garden, at the park, in the beach, or anywhere where you can lay on a blanket outside.
When it comes to practicing sports outside, the possibilities are endless. From running track, to playing basketball, or working out; any physical activity that you can enjoy outside contributes to your health. Staying active through sports is proven to improve your mood, reduce anxiety and stress.Throw in some sun and great views to the mix and you’ll see doing sports outside is just what you need.
Get into sports phrases and vocabulary in our blog post Sports in Spanish.
Acampar is a wonderful, hands-on activity you can enjoy with friends and family outside in Spanish. You can go camping in national parks, at the beach, in your garden, and most public lands. A good time outside camping means you need to come prepared. Make sure you bring easy to prepare food, cooking utensils, sleeping bags, a comfortable tent, and plenty of entertainment. Roasting marshmallows outside under the moon will be worth your while.
You don’t need to be a professional to go outside and practice your skills as a photographer. If you have a camera on your phone, it’s enough to capture the complex small details and vivid colors of nature.
Being productive outside is very satisfactory as soon as you start seeing the results and gardening does just the trick. Set a space in your garden you want to work on and let your mind fly. You can choose between making a flower garden, family orchard, or a japanese-styled patio. Doing jardinería is proven to be relaxing, it alleviates stress, and gives you the chance to enjoy the outdoors.
Go Outside and Practice Spanish!
Enjoying the outdoors is healthy and rewarding. I trust this lesson on being outside in Spanish has you prepared to talk about all the captivating elements and activities you can enjoy in nature.
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