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Weather (le temps/la météo)

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English French Listen and Repeat
it's cold il fait froid  
it's hot il fait chaud  
the weather la météo  
What is the weather like? Quel temps fait-il?  
it's raining il pleut  
the wind le vent  
the sun le soleil  
the sky le ciel  
it's snowing il neige  
it's nice out il fait beau    
the snow la neige    
an umbrella un parapluie  
winter l'hiver    
spring le printemps    
summer l'été  
fall l'automne  
snowflakes des flocons de neige  
a storm un orage  
clouds des nuages  
an earthquake un tremblement de terre  
a flood une inondation  


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 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.
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