It means fog but it can also be used in a figurative sense.
Let’s see some examples:
- Es peligroso conducir con mucha niebla.
It is dangerous to drive when there is a lot of fog.
In a car you can have faros anti niebla, which means fog lights:
- Usar faros antiniebla garantiza una mejor visibilidad al conducir.
The use of fog lights guarantees significantly better visibility when driving.
The figurative sense ofniebla refers to be confused or blurred.
- No te puedo dar los detalles específicos del robo, por los nervios lo recuerdo todo envuelto en una niebla.
I cannot give the specific details of the theft, because of my nerves it's all a blur.
The following song is called La Niebla by Spanish rock band M Clan. See if you can guess what it's about.
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