"Febrero no es un mes del verano."

Translation:February is not a month of the summer.

March 8, 2013



En el sud así es.

March 9, 2013


It certainly is in Australia - and Chile, Uruguay, Botswana... The point of the question could still be had with a different month or a different season, and it wouldn't peeve those of us who live below the equator in the process ;)

July 14, 2013


estoy de aucerdo ...... febrero es un mes de varano ... con fecuencia hace mucho calor.

October 9, 2017


Why doesn't "February is not a month in summer" work? I understand that the word in isn't a part of the sentence but doesn't it mean the same thing in English?

August 25, 2013


Agreed in English you would more commonly say the months are in Summer or in Winter, not of Summer. It is probably a better translation if not a word for word one.

August 28, 2013


In English, the months are capitalized but not the seasons.

January 14, 2014


"Del" means "of the" "En" means "in"

Just got to pay attention :)

December 5, 2013


Attention doesn't seem to be the problem, but rather a nuance in translations that they were trying to clarify. To translate literally, it would be necessary to skew the word-by-word translation, as it is when you translate phrases.

December 23, 2013


This would be common vernacular around where I live. In fact, it would be much-preferred over the correct but a bit estranged, ""February is not a month of summer."

My own translation is also okay, "February isn't a summer month."

But honestly I prefer yours. Is this added yet?

March 18, 2014


could you also say summer month?

March 8, 2013


Yes - "February is not a summer month"

June 12, 2013


I submitted, "February is not a month of summer," which works, but now I wonder whether, "February is not a summer month," will work or not. It should as that is the most English way to express the idea.

December 24, 2013


EugeneTiffany -- Duolingo accepts "February is not a summer month."

February 7, 2014


But, it is in nearly all of the South America.

December 6, 2016


Could you just type: February is a month of summer? Or does "the" have to be in it?

October 10, 2013


You must negate your sentence. The Spanish sentence demands the translation be, "February is //not// a month of summer." I prefer your form to the other, "February is not a month of the summer," but I will also say that this is a less-preferred English phrasing overall.

To help you better attune to the English mind, a native would commonly prefer, "February in not a month //in// summer," or the format that used the word "summer" as an adjective, "February is not a summer month." If you're in trouble, however, your translation would be perfectly acceptable to the English ear in common conversation and probably wouldn't raise eyebrows.

March 18, 2014


Couldn't this sentence also be translated as "February isn't in the summer"?

November 10, 2016


No, because you're leaving out the part about February being a month.
Febrero no es un mes del verano.

November 22, 2016


When you're from the northern hemisphere

March 17, 2017


The summer lol should be feb. Is not a summer month

May 12, 2018


which is totally not true in argentina

May 15, 2018
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