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Spanish language Spanish Hanukkah Vocabulary

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah lasts for eight days sometime between late November and the end of each year. The dates vary because they are not based on the Gregorian calendar, aka solar calendar. Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev, the ninth month in the Hebrew calendar.

How do you say Hanukkah in Spanish?

Spanish, unlike English and French, has a sound equivalent to the H at the begining of Hanukkah, which means there is a single correct Spanish spelling: janucá.

So "Happy Hanukkah!" is ¡Feliz janucá!

Hanukkah is also known by two other names:

  1. The Festival of Lights - la Fiesta de las Luminarias
  2. The Feast of Dedication - la Fiesta de la dedicación
 Decorations and Details Décoraciones y detalles
 blessing una bendición 
Dreidelcandle una vela 
coin una moneda 
December diciembre 
door una puerta 
Dreidel (spinning top) la peonza 
 eight days ocho días 
 family la familia 
 game un juego 
 gift un regalo 
 Jewish judíoHanukkah menorah
 kosher kosher
 menorah la januquiá
 miracle un milagro
 November noviembre
 pocket money el dinero para gastos 
 prayer una oración 
 rabbi el rabino 
 Sabbath el sabbat 
 song una canción 
Star of Davidstar of David la estrella de David 
sunset la puesta del sol 
temple el templo 
victory la victoria 
window una ventana 
     
 Hanukkah Foods Alimentos de Hanoucca 
 applesauce la compota de manzana 
 bread el pan 
 cheese el quesoOil
 dairy products los productos lácteos
 doughnut el dona, el buñuelo
 milk la leche
 oil el aceite
 potato pancake, latke una tortita de patata
 sour cream la crema agria 
     
 Hanukkah Verbs Verbos de Hanoucca 
 to burn quemar 
 to eat comer 
 to fry freír 
 to light (the menorah) encender (la januquiá) 
 to sing cantar 

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