"Hoy hace mucho calor."

Translation:It is very hot today.

March 24, 2013



I already reported it, but when I scrolled over the dictionary hints, “Hace mucho” was translated as “Long ago”, without any indication of what it meant in the sentence. I already knew what the sentence meant, and got it correct, but seeing dictionary hints like this worries me. Any thoughts?

March 17, 2014


I get you. I understand learning by some trial and error and through the community, but sometimes I think a bit more guidance (or perhaps less in this case) would at times be more useful. Maybe even some kind of hint that tells you that certain phrases aren't used in certain situations and an explanation why.

I got it right too, but I had to ignore what my brain was telling me initially.

April 13, 2014


Maybe its built in to trick people so that they dont become overly reliant on the hints?

December 23, 2014


Yeah... But then what's the purpose of the hints in the first place?

June 18, 2015


The hints are like a general dictionary for each word. The suggestions may or may not be accurate, depending on the context of the question. The drop-down hints are trying to jog your memory so that you can recall the correct translation. They're not designed to give you the answer.

August 12, 2015


Hace mucho, by itself, means "a long time ago" and hace mucho que... means "it's been a long time since..." This is because the word "tiempo" is commonly omitted in speech and writing. So as a general rule, if mucho doesn't appear to modify a noun, it is refering to time. In this case though, mucho is clearly modifying calor. I suppose you could also say, "Hace poco" to mean "not long ago," but I'm not sure I've ever heard that said.

July 14, 2017



July 14, 2017


So, is "Today is very hot" accurate?

May 30, 2013


I'd say yes, if they don't accept that I would report it.

May 30, 2013


Yep, that's what I wrote and got it right (23 May 2014)

May 23, 2014


What's wrong with "It's really hot today"?

April 16, 2014


I guess it's just a bit more colloquial than they were looking for. You should report it because that is how it's said in English

April 16, 2014


I said the same thing and resported it. 14 May 2015....

May 15, 2015


So why not "es muy calor hoy"???

February 23, 2014


Hacer is the verb to go when talking about the weather: Hoy hace mucho calor, hoy hace mucho frío. OR the verb 'estar': Hoy está muy caluroso.

March 5, 2014


calor=heat not 'hot'... that would be 'hoy es muy caliente' in theory except its not said. I still don't fully understand but this is what is said but its right.. 'It makes heat' would be literal, and 'tengo calor' as i'm hot. es caliente refers to more tangible things, but weather is quite an abstract thing that must have subtly different meanings.

March 13, 2015


The heat that is generated by the sun is not a theoretical thing but is a physical reality. (El calor generado por el sol no es una cosa teórica, sino que es una realidad física.) Thus, the sentence may be a reference to the sun's production of heat. (Por lo tanto, la oración puede ser una referencia a la producción del sol de calor.)

August 24, 2016


Can someone explain the difference between calor and caliente, or are they interchangeable?

October 13, 2014


"Calor" is a noun - heat/warmth

"Caliente" is an adjective - hot/warm

October 13, 2014


Now I get it, thanks!

October 13, 2014


My Spanish teacher told me never to use "soy caliente" to describe a weather situation. Apparently it means "I am sexy". :) Learned a lot in my first class. :P

May 13, 2015


Could the english be translated to "es muy calor hoy"?

January 21, 2016


I would say not, given that the reference is to the sun's heat production. (Yo diría que no, teniendo en cuenta que la referencia es a la producción de calor del sol.)

August 24, 2016


In Trinidad & Tobago, it is often said, "It makin' hot" when speaking of a particularly hot day. So I can get with this spanish idiom.

August 19, 2016


Today it has very hot? That doesn't make sense.

November 19, 2016


Lo hace calor would be more precise and correct :-)

November 29, 2017


So "mucho" now means "very" and not "a lot"

May 3, 2018


"It has very hot today" is incorrect grammar but appears as a correct answer.

May 31, 2018


There is definitely glitch in this one.

August 17, 2018


Today it is very hot; why was this incorrect?

December 1, 2018


A significant difference between English and Spanish is when to us to have or to be. The literal translation of the sentence her would be: Today has much heat, so different from the English that the translator has an open field and therefore I believe my translation has at least as much validity as both your options.

March 24, 2013


This is a very, very common set phrase in Spanish, and there are many more. Expressions related to weather are very idiomatic. It is not a matter of 'an open field' but a matter of how Spanish works. Do a Google for "Spanish weather expressions" and you'll see many examples.

The more literal meaning here = "today it makes much heat." Hace (from 'hacer,' to make)

March 24, 2013


What makes heat? The weather makes heat!

August 29, 2013


You are incorrect :) Hacer means to make or to do, and tener means to have. So today does not have heat, it makes heat.

March 25, 2013


Today, the sun makes a lot of heat. = Hoy (el sol) hace mucho calor. = Hoy hace mucho calor.

August 24, 2016


lago: In weather statements (see rspreng above) "hace" translates as "is" in English.

September 19, 2013


I gave you a lingot b/c it is a really good explanation of where the word "today" fits into this sentence. (Te di un lingote porque es una muy buena explicación de donde la palabra "hoy" se inscribe en esta frase.) Disregard those down votes. (No tenga en cuenta los votos negativos.) Although Iago was right about the meaning of the word hacer, you still made a good point because the sun makes heat. (Aunque Iago tenía razón sobre el significado de la palabra HACER, que aun así un buen punto porque el sol hace calor.)

August 24, 2016
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