Some Spanish Words for the 12 Days of Christmas

Is it accurate to say that you are spending Christmas in Spain or some place in Latin America? Would you like to awe your tía Mari at your family’s Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) supper? On the other hand would you like to hotshot your upgraded Spanish vocabulary in Sra. Garcia’s Spanish class just before midterms? All things considered, here we give you (drumroll please)… the 12 Christmas Spanish vocabulary words that will make your festivals cheerful and splendid!

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Day 1. Papá Noel = Santa Claus or Father Christmas

Papá Noel prepara los regalos para los niños con la ayuda de sus duendes navideños. (Santa Clause Claus gets ready presents for the youngsters with the assistance of his Christmas mythical beings.)

Day 2. Adorno = Ornament

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Mi mamá nos regaló a mi hermana y a mí adornos de ángel. (My mother talented my sister and me holy messenger adornments.)

Day 3. Regalos = Presents

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Carlitos, si te portas bien, Papá Noel te traerá muchos regalos de Navidad este año. (Carlitos, in the event that you carry on well, Santa will bring you numerous Christmas displays this year.)

Day 4. Árbol de Navidad = Christmas tree

Sofía ayudó a su mamá a decorar el árbol de Navidad. (Sofia helped her mother beautify the Christmas tree.)

Day 5. Acebo = Holly

Susana hizo adornos de Navidad con acebo y ramas de pino. (Susana made Christmas embellishments with holly and pine branches.)

Day 6. Muñeco de nieve = Snowman

El preliminary día que nevó en Chicago, los niños salieron afuera para hacer muñecos de nieve. (The main day that it snowed in Chicago, the youngsters went outside to make snowmen.)

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Day 7. Reno = Reindeer

Abuela fue arrollada por un reno. (Grandmother got keep running over by a reindeer.)

Day 8. Luces navideñas = Christmas lights

En el vecindario de Felipe, decoran las casas con luces navideñas. (In Felipe’s neighborhood, they adorn the houses with Christmas lights.)

Day 9. Castañas = Chestnuts

Las castañas estaban siendo asadas en una fogata. (The chestnuts were simmering on a start shooting.)

Day 10. Flor de Nochebuena = Poinsettia

La flor de Nochebuena es nativa de México y América Central. (The poinsettia is local to Mexico and Central America.)

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Day 11. Bastón de caramelo = Candy stick

El calcetín de Navidad de Elena está lleno de juguetes pequeños y bastones de caramelo. (Elena’s Christmas loading is brimming with little toys and sweet sticks.)

Day 12. Los Reyes Magos = The Three Kings

Las celebraciones navideñas en Latinoamérica y España no terminan hasta la visita de los Reyes Magos el 6 de enero. (The Latin American and Spanish Christmas merriments don’t arrive at an end until a visit from the Three Kings on January sixth.)

So that is a “wrap,” people. Trust these words prove to be useful this Christmas season.

For the benefit of the group at SpanishDict, we wish you an exceptionally Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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