English Spanish Vocabulary – Natural disasters Desastres naturales Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Learning, Spanish Vocabulary

Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Natural disasters.

Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con Desastres naturales.


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Natural disasters Desastres naturales

Ayuda: Aid/Help
Asustado: Frightened/Scared
Aterrorizado: Terrified
El derrumbe: Landslide
La explosión: Explosion
El huracán: Hurricane
El tornado: Tornado
El incendio: Fire
Fuego incontrolado: Wildfire
La inundación: Flood
El monzón: Monsoon
El tsunami: Tsunami/Tidal wave
El socorrista: Lifeguard
El guardacostas: Coastguard
El terremoto: Earthquake
La tormenta de nieve: Blizzard
La avalancha: Avalanche
El trueno: Thunder
El relámpago: Lightning
El volcán: Volcano
La erupción: Eruption
Ayudar: To help
Destruir: To destroy
Escaparse/Huir: To escape
Morirse: To die
Tormenta de nieve: Snowstorm
Quemar: To burn
Rescatar: To rescue
Salvar: To save
Sobrevivir: To survive
Sobreviviente /superviviente: Survivor
Perdido: Lost
Vivo: Alive

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I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.