Isn’t niebla (foggy) an adjective and therefore shouldn’t the phrase “it is foggy” be “ está niebla”?

JohnA2Kwiziq community member

Isn’t niebla (foggy) an adjective and therefore shouldn’t the phrase “it is foggy” be “ está niebla”?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola John

Niebla is a noun in Spanish (fog). We literally say in Spanish "There is fog", but the translation in English uses a different structure because saying "There is fog" would sound very odd. With the most natural translation "it's foggy" in English you use an adjective (foggy). Bear in mind that with these weather expressions some of them translate in a slightly different way. 

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Niebla is a noun hence hay niebla

You could say está neblinoso using the adjective 

Isn’t niebla (foggy) an adjective and therefore shouldn’t the phrase “it is foggy” be “ está niebla”?

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