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Weather (le temps/la météo)

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Write (r = response; f = first letter)
it's cold Lapland, It, Winter, Snow, Frost, Frozen il fait froid  
it's hot Business, Fans, Heat, Hot, Man il fait chaud  
the weather Weather, News, Reporter, Man, Showing la météo  
What is the weather like?

 What is the weather


Quel temps fait-il?   ?
it's raining Umbrella, It'S Raining, Wallpaper il pleut  
the wind Key West, Florida, Hurricane Dennis le vent  
the sun  The Sun le soleil  
the sky  Sun, Summer, Blue, Sky, Partly Cloudy le ciel  
it's snowing  Snowfall, Winter, Snow, Snowflakes il neige  
it's nice out  it's nice out il fait beau  
the snow  Wintry, Backcountry Skiiing, Ski Tracks la neige  
an umbrella  umbrella,rain,water,raining un parapluie  
winter  Wintry, Snow, Firs, Winter l'hiver    
spring  Spring flowers narcissus isolated on white le printemps  
summer  People enjoying summer l'été  
fall  Fall, Autumn, Red, Season, Woods, Nature l'automne  
snowflakes  snowflakes,snow,snowflake,holiday des flocons de neige  
a storm  Storm in the sea with sun appearing behind the clouds un orage  
clouds  Clouds background in flat design des nuages  
an earthquake  Earthquake, Rubble, Collapse, Disaster un tremblement de terre  
a flood  Flood, Water, Street, Disaster une inondation  

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Helpful verbs

faire ("is" when describing weather), pleuvoir ("to rain"), neiger ("to snow")

Il fait beau = "It is nice out"
Il pleut = "It is raining"
Il neige = "It is snowing"
You can learn the full conjugation of these verbs here.
You can use the BonPatron Grammar Guide to test your knowledge on a wide variety of verbs and nouns.

Grammar Point: imperfect verb forms

The imperfect is used to describe a past action that took place over a period of time. It describes a past "situation" rather than a past "event", for example, Quand j'étais petit, je voulais un cheval ("When I was young, I wanted a horse").
Verbs form their imperfect by adding -ais, -ait, etc. to the base (e.g.: Je parlais = "I was speaking"). You can learn more about the imperfect here.
Verb conjugation:
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