How To Talk About the Weather in Spanish
Do you ever find yourself in search of things to talk about when practicing Spanish? Talking about the weather is very popular -- and useful when you want to talk to a new Spanish-speaking friend. In the lesson below you'll see this speaker graphic alongside several underlined words. Free online audio recorded by a native Spanish teacher is available to you by simply clicking on the words you want to hear.
For those learning a second language or otherwise, talking about the weather is a common thing to do. It comes in handy especially as an ice-breaker> with people you've just met -- As might be the case when you meet someone new you want to talk with in Spanish. That's why as you learn Spanish, you'll probably want to learn to talk to people about the weather.
So this lesson has some tips on talking about the weather. It has the most popular phrases you'll use to talk about the weather, and it'll give you some ideas on where you can hear the weather report -- and how to listen to learn as much as possible.
Use the Spanish Verbs Hacer and Estar
One of the best places to begin learning ways to talk about the weather is using the Spanish verb hace (a form of the verb hacer). As you'll see in the chart below, you'll get a lot of mileage out of just that one word. Another popular verb used in talking about the weather is esta (a form of the verb estar).
The Most Common Weather Related Words and Phrases
Here are some examples: Just click on the words to hear them spoken by a native Spanish speaker.
|hace calor||it's hot|
|hace frio||it's cold|
|prognostico del tiempo||weather forcast|
|esta soleado||it's sunny|
|esta lloviendo||it's raining|
|esta nevando||it's snowing|
|temperatura alta||high temperature|
|temperatura baja||low temperature|
Spanish Weather Forecast
To get some super-charged practice in talking about the weather, set your Tivo or VCR to record the nightly Spanish newscast. Then watch the weather forecast segment of the news with your closed captioning> turned on so you can see the Spanish words as you hear them. Also, you can keep the remote handy for when you want to pause to take notes or practice something you hear.
So, if you can do this regularly for a while, you'll get the confidence to talk about the weather and have a good tool for making small talk and breaking the ice when you want to.