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estacion y temporada

what is the difference between estacion y temporada?

July 12, 2012

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I'm guessing you mean why can both words mean seasons of the year. Each word also has other meanings that are very different.

"Estacion" refers to a place and can often be translated as "station." A radio station is "estacion de radio" and a police station is "estacion de policia." I'm not sure why it's used to refer to the seasons of the year, but I would guess it's due to the fact that the seasons are defined by the earth's location relative to the sun.

"Temporada" refers to a period of time. Football season is "temporada de futbol". You would call a TV's first season "la primera temporada". You could also call the rainy time of year "temporada de lluvia." So, it's natural to say, "la temporada de primavera" to mean springtime.

July 12, 2012
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