98 Fall Words in Spanish [With Audio]

You won’t find your typical autumnal characteristics in all parts of the Spanish-speaking world. 

But places like Spain and Chile boast beautiful fall colors and falling leaves during the season. 

And if you’re learning Spanish, knowing how to talk about autumn will likely come in handy.

In this post, you’ll get 98 words and phrases for talking about fall in Spanish. 

Learn a few more each day and you’ll soon be chatting like a native about the beauty of the season! 



Fall Nouns in Spanish 


Here are some essential nouns for the fall season, with their respective articles

el otoño  fall
la estación  season
la lluvia rain
la niebla  fog/mist
la cosecha  harvest
la vendimia  grape harvest/vintage
el maíz  corn
la escarcha  frost
la hoja / las hojas  leaf/leaves
la madera wood
el barro / el lodo mud
el follaje  foliage, canopy
el bosque  forest
la seta  mushroom
la castaña  chestnut
la bellota  acorn
la calabaza / el zapallo pumpkin
la tarta de manzana / el pastel de manzana
apple pie
el pavo  turkey
la piña  pine cone
el espantapájaros  scarecrow
el cuervo  crow, raven
el resfriado cold, sniffles
la manga larga  long sleeve
una camiseta de manga larga a long sleeve T-shirt
camisetas de manga larga long sleeve T-shirts
las botas  boots
la bufanda  scarf
el sombrero  hat
la gorra cap
el suéter sweater
la chaqueta  jacket
el abrigo  coat
la hoguera / la fogata bonfire
la chimenea  chimney
El Día de Todos los Santos  All Saints Day
El Día de Acción de Gracias  Thanksgiving
el equinoccio de otoño  autumn equinox

Spanish Fall Adjectives


Remember that Spanish adjectives have to agree in gender and number with the noun they modify and usually go after the noun. For example: una noche fría (a cold night), tres calabazas naranjas (three orange pumpkins).

otoñal autumnal
colorido colorful
rojo  red
amarillo yellow
marrón  brown
ámbar  amber
dorado  golden
naranja  orange
ventoso  windy
fresco  cool
lluvioso  rainy
nublado  cloudy, overcast
escarchado frosty
acogedor cozy

Spanish Verbs for Fall


Here are some verbs you can use to talk about the activities and actions of the fall season. Don’t forget to review your Spanish verb conjugations if needed! 

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llevar / usar to wear Llevo una chaqueta de cuero. (I'm wearing a leather jacket.)
preparar / prepararse to prepare, to get ready Tenemos que preparar la comida para el Día de Acción de Gracias. (We have to prepare the food for Thanksgiving.)
cambiar  to change Todo cambia a nuestro alrededor entre las estaciónes. (Everything changes around us between seasons.)
dar un paseo  to go for a walk Demos un paseo por el parque. (Let's take a walk in the park.)
caer / caerse to fall, to fall down Las hojas caen en otoño. (The leaves fall in autumn.)
sentarse  to sit down Podemos sentarnos junto a la chimenea y jugar un juego de mesa. (We can sit by the fireplace and play a board game.)
calentarse  to warm up ¿Quieres una taza de cacao para calentarte? (Do you want a cup of cocoa to warm up?)
quedarse en casa  to stay home Voy a quedarme en casa este fin de semana. (I'm going to stay home this weekend.)
volver a la escuela  to go back to school Los niños vuelven a la escuela en septiembre. (The kids go back to school in September.)
migrar  to migrate Muchas aves migran hacia el sur en otoño o invierno. (A lot of birds migrate south in the fall or winter).
encender (la chimenea, una hoguera)  to light/to ignite (a fire in the fireplace, a bonfire) En otoño, nos encanta encender la chimenea y leer un buen libro. (In the fall, we love to light the fireplace and read a good book.)
arroparse / abrigarse to bundle up Cuando hace frío, es importante arroparse bien antes de salir. (When it's cold, it's important to bundle up well before going out.)

Los niños no se abrigaron bien y tenían frío. (They kids didn't dress warmly so they got cold.)
llover  to rain Comenzó a llover justo cuando salíamos de casa. (It started raining just as we were leaving the house.)
lloviznar  to drizzle/to sprinkle Lloviznaba mientras paseábamos por el parque. (It was drizzling as we walked through the park.)
escarchar to frost El frío puede escarchar las ventanas por la mañana. (The cold can frost the windows in the morning.)
cosechar to harvest/to reap En otoño, los agricultores comienzan a cosechar los cultivos maduros. (In autumn, farmers start to harvest mature crops.)
ir a recoger setas to go mushroom foraging Los amantes de la naturaleza suelen ir a recoger setas en los bosques durante la temporada. (Nature enthusiasts often go mushroom foraging in the forests during the season.)
resfriarse to get a cold Siempre me resfrío cuando cambia el clima. (I always get a cold when the weather changes.)
tallar calabazas to carve pumpkins Vamos a tallar calabazas en la fiesta de Halloween. (We're going to carve pumpkins at the Halloween party.)

Fall Weather Expressions in Spanish


You can sprinkle these weather expressions into small talk with your Spanish-speaking friends and acquaintances:

Hace frío. It's cold.
Hace viento. / Está ventoso. It's windy.
Hace fresco. It's cool.
Hace sol. It's sunny.
Hace buen tiempo. The weather is nice.
Hace mal tiempo. The weather is bad.
Hay niebla. There's fog./It's foggy.
Está nublado. It's cloudy.
El cielo está nublado. The sky is cloudy.
El otoño tiende a ser muy nublado. Fall tends to be very cloudy.
Está despejado. It's clear. (the weather/sky)
Está lloviendo. / Llueve. It's raining.
El día está lluvioso. The day is rainy.
Estamos entrando en la época de lluvias. We're entering the rainy season.
Me gustan las noches frescas de octubre. I like October's cool nights.

Spanish Phrases About Autumn


Here are some poetic and descriptive phrases you can use to write fall-themed poems or stories in Spanish

las hojas cayendo de los árboles leaves falling from the trees
rodeado por la naturaleza surrounded by nature
el aire fresco del bosque the fresh air of the woods
las castañas asadas roasted chestnuts
una bandada decuervos a murder of crows
las mañanas frías the cold mornings
las largas y silenciosas tardes de otoño the long, silent fall afternoons
una bufanda tejida a mano a hand-knitted scarf
una taza de chocolate caliente a cup of hot chocolate
el color dorado de las hojas the golden color of the leaves
el maravilloso atardecer otoñal the magnificent fall sunset
acurrucarse frente a la chimenea to snuggle up in front of the fireplace


Thanks to these words and expressions, you’ll be able to talk about fall weather like a real Spanish native speaker.

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