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Wave in Spanish 🇪🇸

in English in Spanish S
wave ola
How to say “wave” in Spanish? “Ola”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ola” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on wave in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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a joke for you <3

¿Como el mar salude la tierra? Dice, “¡Ola!”
How does the ocean greet the land? It says, “Ola!”

(based off the English joke where the punchline goes, “it waves.”)

2 years ago

That’s the tame version ?
Why did the beach blush?
Because the seaweed.

2 years ago


2 years ago


normal speech: OH-lah
IPA: ˈola

8 months ago

Other Meanings

“Ola” can also mean “surge” or “wave” in a non-literal sense, such as a surge of emotions or a wave of support.

9 months ago

Do Not Confuse With

“Olla” (pot) or “olla” (imperative form of the verb “oler”, meaning “smell”)

9 months ago

Variations by Country

In some Spanish-speaking countries, “ola” can also mean “hello” or “hi”, but this is a slang term and not the primary meaning of the word.

9 months ago


“Estar en la cresta de la ola” (to be at the top of the wave) – means to be successful or have good fortune

9 months ago


From the Latin “undula”, meaning “small wave”

9 months ago


Refers to a wave in the sea or in other large body of water

9 months ago

Don’t confuse with

ala(s), wing(s)

7 months ago

ola info.

Tips to remember the word ‘ola’:
– Visualize a wave in the ocean to associate ‘ola’ with its movement and form.
– Remember the exclamation “¡Hola!” when greeting someone, and think that a wave (‘ola’) can also be a greeting from the sea.
– Link ‘ola’ with the English word ‘wave’ by thinking of the ‘o’ as the crest of a wave and the ‘l’ as its descent.
– Use the word in context, such as describing beach scenes or talking about surfing.

Explanations of ‘ola’:
– In Spanish, ‘ola’ refers to a wave, particularly the kind you find in bodies of water, like the sea or a lake.
– The word ‘ola’ is a singular noun; the plural form is ‘olas’.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Marola: a small or gentle wave
– Oleaje: wave action or swell

Alternate meanings and slang:
– ‘Ola’ can also refer to a wave of people or a group movement, much like in English.
– An ‘ola de calor’ means a heatwave.
– An ‘ola de frío’ refers to a cold spell.
– In some Spanish-speaking regions, ‘ola’ can be used colloquially to refer to trends or fads.

Examples of sentences using ‘ola’:
– “La ola rompió contra el muelle con fuerza.” (The wave crashed against the pier forcefully.)
– “Los surfistas esperaban la ola perfecta.” (The surfers were waiting for the perfect wave.)
– “Una ola de entusiasmo invadió a la multitud.” (A wave of enthusiasm swept through the crowd.)
– “Durante el verano, sufrimos una ola de calor intensa.” (During the summer, we suffered an intense heatwave.)

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