Learn Spanish Vocabulary: Carnival Edition.

Updated: Dec 22, 2020


Vocabulary to learn Spanish during Carnival season in Latin America.

Carnival is celebrated in many places throughout Latin America.


Carnival is a festival that takes place before the Christian season of Lent, 40 days before Easter. The date changes every year, but it is usually in February or March. It is the last chance to have some fun before Lent begins. Carnival is always a noisy, energetic celebration of music, dance, and parades.


Below are the words and sentences most used on Carnival and their translation or meaning for Latin Americans.


  • Carnaval - carnival.

  • Disfraz - Costume.

  • Fiesta de disfraces - Costume party.

  • Concurso de disfraces - Costume contest.

  • Desfile - Parade.

  • Carroza - Float.

  • Multitud - Crowd.

  • Disfrazarse - To dress up.