- Posted by Stephen Whiteley
- On 18/03/2018
“The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain”.
British people love to speak about the weather, which more often than not is cold and wet. Whether they are standing in a queue at a grocery store or meeting people at parties, weather and more particularly cold weather, is the subject of conversation. In fact, the weather is also a topic discussed at business meetings and at formal events.
To understand common expressions used to talk about cold weather, it is important to know the right expressions and if you are abroad then you may need to translate these expressions into a target language.
When using common expressions about cold weather, it is important to keep in mind that there will be different adjectives used to describe the cold weather. Many of these expressions are very similar and can be used interchangeably, but others are very different and require special treatment. If in doubt how to say a common expression, ask a translator or translation agency for help.
Practice in your own language
If you are trying to translate these expressions into another language, then you need to first practice the expression in the source language. Using fun videos helps you understand the meaning of these common expressions used to talk about cold weather. Simply watch the videos and use the captions to grasp the meaning.
There are videos with captions that you can click on to see examples of the words used in the video. This will help you learn the top common expressions used to talk about cold weather. Just make sure you practice these expressions till you are confident about using them.
Improve your vocabulary
When trying to understand common expressions used to describe cold weather, you need to improve your vocabulary by learning the words that are used to describe the weather. You should be familiar with words like cold and cool as well as clear and cloudy.
How’s the weather?
Among the common phrases used to describe cold weather, be sure to learn those like, How’s the weather and What’s it like out there? You should also familiarize yourself with phrases like, What’s the weather forecast and This is the best/worst weather we’ve had all season/week/year. Another expression that you should learn is, it’s freezing outside and also try to learn an expression like, it looks like rain. Such a phrase is normally used when dark clouds are overhead or when you hear the sound of thunder.
These are some of the more common expressions used to talk about cold weather. Once you understand the meaning of the words, you can start speaking like a native speaker. Other common expressions that you should learn include, Is it hot or cold outside? And beautiful day, isn’t it?
When you hear an expression about the weather, you should also learn the answers to describe the weather. Common expressions that you should learn include It’s so cold outside and it’s supposed to be below freezing today, I should wear my gloves. As you can see, there are quite a few different expressions that are used to describe cold weather. The more you learn these expressions, the easier it becomes to converse with people in England.