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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Advent Adviento
candle vela
carol villancico
Christmas Navidad
Christmas bonus bono de Navidad
Christmas card tarjeta de Navidad
Christmas day día de Navidad
Christmas Eve Nochebuena
Christmas Eve service (US) misa de gallo
Christmas lights luces navideñas
Christmas sale ofertas de Navidad
Christmas tree árbol de Navidad
cracker cohete chino
Father Christmas (UK) Papá Noel, Santa Claus
fireworks fuegos artificiales
gift regalo
holly muérdago, acebo
Merry Christmas Feliz Navidad
midnight mass (UK) misa de gallo
nativity pesebre
New Year Año Nuevo
New Year's Day día de Año Nuevo
New Year's Eve Nochevieja
pyrotechnics pirotecnia
reindeer reno
rocket cohete
Santa Claus (US) Papá Noel
Season's Greetings Felices Fiestas
Silent Night Noche de Paz
turkey pavo
Twelfth Night Noche de Reyes
wreath guirnalda, corona
Xmas abreviatura de Christmas, Navidad

 

Christmas in England

  • Advent is the period of four weeks before Christmas. The Advent calendar originated in Germany. It consists of a card with 25 little doors, which are opened each day until Christmas. Behind each door there is a Christmas scene and usually a piece of chocolate for the kids.

  • Christmas Eve is on December 24th. It's the night when Santa Claus (in the USA) or Father Christmas (in the UK) comes and fills the children's stockings with presents.

  • Christmas Day is on December 25th. People usually go to mass and have a meal together with their family or friends. The Queen gives a traditional speech.

  • Boxing Day is on December 26th. People give presents to servants and friends. In the UK it's a public holiday. It originated in medieval times, when every priest was supposed to open the alms box and distribute the money or gifts to the poor people.

  • Twelfth Night is on January 6th. There's a period of Twelve Days after Christmas, during which people gathers with friends and have parties. The "Three Kings' Day" is not celebrated in England or USA.

  • Read about the origins of the word "Xmas"
  • Read about the origins of the word "Christmas"
  • Read about the origins of the word "Toast"

 

Lee la letra de estas canciones tradicionales de Navidad:
JINGLE BELLS - SILENT NIGHT - WHITE CHRISTMAS
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Ejemplos

Three children stood beside the church singing a carol.
Tres niños estaban parados al lado de la iglesia cantando un villancico.

We'll see you at Christmas.
Te veremos en Navidad.

Sheila sends us a Christmas card every year.
Sheila nos envía una tarjeta de Navidad todos los años.

We spent Christmas Eve having dinner together.
Pasamos la Nochebuena cenando juntos.

We went to see the Christmas lights in New York.
Fuimos a ver las luces navideñas en Nueva York.

Put the gifts under the Christmas tree.
Coloca los regalos debajo del árbol de Navidad.

Father Christmas brought me a lot of presents.
Papá Noel me trajo muchos regalos.

I just called you to say 'Merry Christmas'.
Sólo llamaba para decirte 'Feliz Navidad'.

Sue made out a Nativity under the Christmas tree.
Sue colocó un pesebre debajo del árbol de Navidad.

We were in Times Square for New Year's Eve.
Estuvimos en Times Square para la Nochevieja.

Santa Claus brought me a lot of gifts.
Papá Noel me trajo muchos regalos.

The card just read 'Season's Greetings'.
La tarjeta solamente decía 'Felices Fiestas'.

'Silent Night' is a famous Christmas carol originally written in German.
'Noche de Paz' es un famoso villancico navideño originalmente escrito en alemán.

The door was decorated with a Christmas wreath.
La puera estaba decorada con una corona navideña.

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