“Frost” (escarcha) you may know, especially if you have been in Northern Europe in autumn, winter and spring. A weather forecast during those seasons will say “there will be 4 degrees of frost” (cuatro grados bajo cero). If it is very cold your toes could suffer from “frostbite” (congelación).
“Frost” is also a verb. In England in winter, gardens sometimes “frost over” (cubrirse de escarcha).
The adjective is “frosty” and ”frosted” and the adverb is “frostily” (glacialmente). Examine these:
- It is a frosty morning
- Mr. Sanchez gave Mr. Podemos a frosty (glacial) smile.
- Mr. Barnier was very frosty with Mrs. May.
- He frostily (frialdad) spoke to her.
Are you the chef at home? If so, you might have made a cake or two. Sometimes cakes are frosted (escarchada). So you might put “frosting” on your Christmas cake.
So, on a frosty morning, you might admire the frost covering your lawn, and then go on to make a cake with a frosted topping, or a “frosting” (glaseado) of sugar.