Time<->Weather (Re: A suggestion for a possible Python module )

Afonso Fernández Nogueira fonso at aturuxo.net
Fri Mar 21 10:08:38 CET 2003


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Brueck" <dave at pythonapocrypha.com>
> On Wed, 19 Mar 2003 sismex01 at hebmex.com wrote:
>
> > > From: Andres Rosado [mailto:arosado at softhome.net]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:43 PM
> > >
> > > > > Italian is even farther from English in terminology (e.g., in
> > > > > common speech we do not distinguish between 'time' and 'weather',
> > > > > using the same word, 'tempo', for both
> > >
> > > The same happens in Spanish (tiempo).
> > >
> >
> > Not always; the most correct form is "clima".
>
> What is most correct varies by region - in some (many?) S.A. countries
> "clima" is used pretty much the same way as the American English use of
> "climate". You'd get funny looks if you asked about the weather using
> "clima". :)
>
> -Dave

Definitely, you never use "clima" in such colloquial, elevator-talk
expressions  in Spain.

fonso






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