This week’s Spanish word of the week is fiebre.
Fiebre is a noun that means temperature; fever and you can find out how to pronounce it here:
You’re most likely to come across fiebre referring to someone’s temperature, for which it’s the usual word:
Daniel no tenía fiebre. Daniel didn’t have a temperature.
Le ha bajado la fiebre. Her temperature has come down.
La enfermedad lo mantiene en cama con 40 grados de fiebre. The illness is keeping him in bed with a temperature of 40 degrees
It also has the same meaning – fever – as the English word it resembles:
la fiebre amarilla yellow fever
Los temblores son síntomas de fiebre. Shivering is a symptom of fever.
In this meaning it can also be used metaphorically:
la fiebre del oro gold fever
la fiebre electoral election fever
Come back next week to learn a new word and expand your Spanish vocabulary!