Foggy is an adjective . No ?

BrianB1Kwiziq community member

Foggy is an adjective . No ?

Surely " foggy" is an adjective . The noun is " fog" !  So why not use "está "  for " it is foggy "  _

Asked 1 year ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There are specific rules on talking about weather in Spanish. You can only say hay niebla.

See lesson - using hay and estar to talk about weather.



GiovanniC1Kwiziq community member

niebla is a noun. Nublado would the adjective. I don't see any problems in "está nublado".

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Brian

When we say that we use a noun with hay and an adjective with está, we mean these are nouns and adjectives in Spanish, not necessarily in English.

Hay niebla 

Hay + noun niebla 

The translation in English for this is a bit different and you use an adjective, not a noun: it is foggy (foggy is an adjective) - Literally what we say here in Spanish is "There is fog", but that would sound terrible in English.

Saludos

Inma

Foggy is an adjective . No ?

Surely " foggy" is an adjective . The noun is " fog" !  So why not use "está "  for " it is foggy "  _

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