How to talk about the cold weather in Chinese?

“So much cold! “

We are hearing everybody is complaining the rapid cold weather today.

Yes, the temperature falled down 10 °C with the strong gale.

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Weather forecast said it will be only 1 °C on Monday morning in Wuhan.

Source: http://www.weather.com.cn/weather/101200101.shtml

As a foreigner, if you’re going to chat with the locals, with friends or colleagues, and complain the bad weather, here are some words you may need to know. 

Weather Vocabulary
冷 (lěng) Cold

寒冷 (hán lěng) Freezing cold

天气 (tiān qì) Weather

凉快 (liáng kuai) Cool

下雨 (xià yǔ) Raining

下雪 (xià xuě) Snowing

暴雨 (bào yǔ) Rainstorm

结冰 (jié bīng) Icy/ to freeze

雾 (wù) Fog

多云 (duō yún) Cloudy

闪电 (shǎn diàn) Lightning

雷声 (léi shēng) Thunder

刮风 (guā fēng) Windy

阵雨 (zhèn yǔ) Rain shower

晴天 (qíng tiān) Sunny day

阴天 (yīn tiān) Overcast

多云 (duō yún) Cloudy

热 (rè) Hot

炎热 (yán rè) Boiling hot

闷热 (mēn rè) Hot and humid

干燥 (gān zào) Dry

潮湿 (cháo shī) Humid (damp and moist)

暖和 (nuǎn huo) Warm

温度 (wēn dù) Temperature

度 (dù) Degree

零下 (líng xià) Below zero

 

季节 (jì jié) Season春天/春季 (chūn tiān/chūn jì) Spring

夏天/夏季 (xià tiān/xià jì) Summer

秋天/秋季 (qiū tiān/qiū jì) Autumn/Fall

冬天/冬季 (dōng tiān/dōng jì) Winter

Sentences to talk about the weather

这里很冷 (Zhè lǐ hěn lěng) It’s very cold here.

tài lěng le 太冷了!

It’s freezing!

 

zǎo shàng lěng dé cì gǔ

早上冷得刺骨。

It was bone-chilling in the morning.

 

wǒ dōu kuài yào dòng chéng bīng le

我都快要冻成冰了!

I’m freezing!

 

wǒ jiǎn zhí dòng jiāng le

我简直冻僵了。

I’m frozen stiff.

 

dòng dé wǒ shòu bù liǎo le

冻得我受不了了!

It is terribly chilly and I can’t stand the cold any more.

 

wǒ lěng dé bù tíng de dǎ duō suo

我冷得不停地打哆嗦。

I can’t stop shivering from the cold.

 

wǒ jiǎo zhǐ dōu kuài dòng diào le

我脚趾都快冻掉了。

I am freezing my toes off.

 

下雨了。(xià yǔ le) It’s raining.

下雪了。(xià xuě le) It’s snowing.

刮风了。(guā fēng le) It’s windy.

We can use 怎么样 (zěn me yàng) to ask how do you feel  of the weather.

 

Examples:

You can also use the same phrase at the end of a sentence to ask about the weather.

这儿的天气怎么样?(zhèr de tiān qì zěn me yàng)

What is the weather like here?

 

这儿的天气很好。 不冷也不热。(zhèr de tiān qì hěn hǎo. bù lěng yě bù rè) The weather here is very pleasant, it’s neither too cold nor too hot.

 

今天很冷,零下五度。(jīn tiān hěn lěng, líng xià wǔ dù)

It’s really cold today, 5 degrees below zero.

Don’t forget to put on more clothes to keep warm.

 

 

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