The word in Spanish for wave is la ola

The word in Spanish for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc) is

la ola

which sounds a bit like OH LA! as in OH LA LA as they say in France. (Note the 'O' is a short sound, as in Octopus.)

So to remember this imagine a French surfie girl riding a WAVE saying "OH LA LA!"


The word in Spanish for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc) is la ola. For a masculine word a male main character is used, and for a feminine word,a female. Famous people are often used, making recall easier. Remembering words with Memory Triggers© like this makes learning, remembering and recalling words so much easier. ©exceltra 200 Words a Day!

The Spanish word for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc) is la ola. The cartoon Memory Trigger makes it so much easier to learn - and remember the word!

This cartoon picture and Memory Trigger is taken from our Learn Spanish - 200 Words a Day! software programme available on Windows CD. Each word in our courses is taught with such a learning device, a Memory Trigger © which is matched with native speakers pronouncing the words correctly, so you will be hearing perfect pronunciation.

Remembering the GENDER of the Spanish word for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc) which is la ola

Notice the main character of the MEMORY TRIGGER© picture is female - a French surfie girl?

With all our lessons you are taught to remember the gender with the word, because this is very important in Spanish. All nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine. In other words they are given a 'sex'! Unlike in English a thing is just a thing. Not masculine or feminine.

Well, in Spanish all nouns have a gender, and you must learn the gender because it affects the adjectives too!

And we make it easy, by adding a cartoon character of the appropriate gender to the Memory Trigger ©.

  • Masculine nouns incorporate a male main character, and the voice recordings for masculine words on these courses on our CD's is read by a male native Spanish speaker. Masculine words are preceded by the word 'el' (el means 'the').
  • Feminine nouns incorporate a female main character and the voice recordings for these words on our CD's is read by a female native Spanish speaker. Feminine words have the word 'la' before them (la also means 'the').
When trying to remember whether a word is masculine or feminine, the answer lies in the main character of the picture.

Remember scientists tell us that your brain never forgets a picture. And when you have learned the picture, it is there to 'pop'up into your head, when you need it! You will be surprised at how effective these Memory Triggers are.

For more on learning and remembering the genders of Spanish nouns click on this link.

Using Famous People or Celebrities to make the Memory Trigger more Memorable

Wherever possible, and where appropriate we use famous people in the Memory Trigger© to aid recall because they are easier for us to remember.

Of course, you may find that a particular person you know, a friend or family member, may better remind you of a Memory Trigger. Use that person! This will be more effective still! And you can record this in your own set of NOTES, which is stored in your own private database of your own NOTES, written as and when you want...

...and stored for your personal future reference. (If you ever want to refer to these notes of your own, you just click a button, to choose a lesson on it, or a test on them! i.e. custom-built to your own requirements).

What happens when words in Spanish are similar to the English

In this case we incorporate the colours of the Spanish flag into the picture, or even a Spanish flag itself. The colours of the Spanish flag are red and yellow.

Words and Phrases related to la ola, the Spanish for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc)

Once you know one word, like la ola, the Spanish for wave this makes it easier to learn others... they build like building blocks of Leggo!

Check out some useful words and phrases related to la ola, the Spanish for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc). The more words you learn the more you will recognize... and the more rapidly they will build together.

ola de frío - cold snap, cold spell (literally wave of cold)
ola de calor - heat wave
una ola de suicidios - a wave of suicides
ola de violencia - wave of violence
ola de despidos - wave of sackings, dismissals, lay-offs
hacer olas - to make waves (cause problems)
La Ola - Mexican wave

So once you know the Spanish for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc) you can quickly build up other words, compound words. As said before, each word is a base, a unit, a foundation, a building block.
(There are other waves too - for example radio wave is la onda and which in our course features a lady with waves in her hair on a HONDA motorbike listening to her radio waves ON DA beach).

Remembering that the word for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc) in Spanish is la ola is made very easy with the superlearning systems of the 200 Words a Day! Learn Spanish system. Learn properly and effectively so that you never forget that la ola is Spanish for wave (ocean wave, radio wave etc).

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