Do you know how to talk about WEATHER IN SPANISH?
Weather in Spanish is translated as EL TIEMPO ATMOSFÉRICO o EL CLIMA. Today we are going to study some vocabulary regarding this important a useful topic. First, Students registered in our Premium Service can get a copy of our pdf sheets, just by leaving a message in the comment. After that practice the vocabulary with our quizzes below.
Notice that is quite normal to use in Spanish the verb HACER (to do or make), to talk about the weather: hace frío, hace sol, hace viento... It is a very irregular verb so it will be good to review verb HACER conjugation. Another important thing is to know the differences between muy and mucho: hace mucho calor, está muy nublado… Click on the link if you want to know more. Finally, you can see the vocabulary in context by watching the video «¿Dónde hace buen tiempo?«
More tips to speak about the climate in Spanish
- The translation into English of EL TIEMPO can be «weather» or «time». To avoid misunderstanding we say:
¿Qué tiempo hace en Madrid? (What’s the weather like in Madrid?)
¿Qué hora es? (What time is it?)
- EL CIELO can also be translated as the sky, heaven, and even darling.
When it rains a lot it can cause «una inundación» (a flood). In this case, we can say that «diluvia» (to pour with water), the verb diluviar is coming from «el diluvio universal» (Noah’s biblical flood).
- By the way, do you know how to say rain cats and dogs in Spanish?
- If you have seen the vocabulary above, sure you already know how to use nublado (cloudy) or nube (cloud). We have two idiomatic expressions that can be confusing: Estar en las nubes is used to describe someone that is a little lost in thought, while something está por las nubes, means that is very expensive.
- Of course, everybody is worried about «el cambio climático» (climate change) and «el calentamiento global» (global warming).
Now it is time you practice everything you have learned with the exercises below, but don’t forget to contact your tutor with any questions you have or to ask for more homework. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?