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I always have trouble figuring out what break is in Spanish for the sentence "How was you winter break". I don't know if it break is vacaciones in this case. My guess is

Como es tu invierno

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Literally it would be

¿Cómo fueron tus vacaciones de invierno?

Break normally is translated as "vacaciones" into Spanish, which is more like holidays.

As a remark, we rarely say "vacaciones de invierno", at least in Spain, we always say vacaciones de Navidad (Christmas Holidays).

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We translate "break" (the time for resting during vacations) as "vacaciones". The phrase whould be translated as :

¿Qué tal fueron tus vacaciones?

Note that we use "vacaciones" as a plural, cause is a sum of many days.

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    Thanks for the help but why is there a qué tal? I thought that qué tal means how are you. – Tia27 Jan 22 '15 at 22:31
  • no, it means "how is", we use, however, "¿Qué tal?" as a shortening of "¿Qué tal estás?" wich means "how are you?". You should'nt use "Que tal?" alone, as it doesnt have meaning alone, but we use it as a shorter version of "Que tal estás?" – diego.martinez Jan 23 '15 at 8:50
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    "¿Qué tal te ha salido el exámen?" - "How did the exam go?" "¿Que tal me queda el vestido?" - "How is this dress suiting me?" – diego.martinez Jan 23 '15 at 8:51
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Break means descanso but depending on the context and the length of that break you can translate it as vacaciones (when it is a long period such as Christmas, Easter), recreo(when children at school take their break) o pausa (when you go for a coffee or lunch in the middle of your workday).

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Receso es la traduccion exacta de break en este contexto.

Como estuvo tu receso de invierno.

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How was your winter break = Como fueron tus vacaciones de invierno?

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