Talking About the Weather in Greek
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Most people’s perceptions of Greece is that the weather is perpetually sunny. However, the weather is a lot more varied than people think. It does rain for parts of the year, and some areas of Greece even get snow. There could also be cloudy days, cold days, and more. In other words, when learning how to speak Greek, you do need to add some weather vocabulary to the list of words and phrases you need. Here’s more information:
How to Talk About the Weather in Greek
- What’s the weather like? – Πώς είναι ο καιρός; – Pos eene o kairos?
- Is it going to rain? – Θα βρέξει; – Tha vrexee?
- It’s raining – Βρέχει –
- It’s hot – Κάνει ζέστη
- It’s cold – Κάνει κρύο
- It’s nice – Είναι ωραία
- It’s cloudy – Έχει συννεφιά
- It’s freezing – Έχει παγωνιά
- It’s windy – Έχει αέρα
- It’s rainy – Ο καιρός είναι βροχερός
If you know a good amount of Greek, you may notice that some of the verbs here don’t directly translate from English to Greek. That is because in Greek, the expressions for describing the weather are idiomatic. For example, Κάνει comes from the Greek verb that means “to make” or “to do”. But in this case, it describes the weather conditions. You may also have noticed that Έχει is used in some of the phrases. This verb means, “to have”, which means that this is also an idiomatic usage.
As with other lists of words and phrases, it is important to understand that you don’t really need to memorize them. It is simply enough to know that the words exist. Feel free to make flashcards and study them if you wish, but you don’t need take it that far. Read the list a few times though and just trust that your brain will access the words if you need them. They will be solidified in your mind as you work with the language more often.
The Learn Greek section on GreekBoston.com was written by Greeks to help people understand the conversational basics of the Greek language. This article is not a substitute for a professional Greek learning program, but a helpful resource for people wanting to learn simple communication in Greek.
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