Arabic – Weather in Arabic Arabic Beginner Lesson- 43 – Learn Arabic Free Online

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Arabic Weather

Arabic – Weather in Arabic  Arabic Beginner Lesson- 43 – Learn Arabic Free Online

Essential Arabic Vocabulary– Weather

The Middle East, in general, is known for its hot and arid climate from the months of April through October. One exception is Lebanon, which has a four-season cycle. If you are planning to visit the “Sunshine” countries, the most suitable time to schedule a trip to these regions is between November and March.

Expanding your Arabic vocabulary may also be a good idea. Learning some of the weather related terms and expressions below may help you communicate with others about the weather in an Arabic county more confidently.

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Phrase in Arabic Phrase in English Pronunciation
 

طقس

Weather Ṭaqs
 

مطر

Rain Maṭar
 

ثلج

Snow Ṯalǧ
 

ضباب

Fog Ḍabāb
 

شمس

Sun Šams
 

رياح

Wind Riyāḥ
 

رعد

Thunder Raʿd
 

برق

Lightning Barq
 

نسيم

Breeze Nasīm
 

برد

Hail Bard
 

رذاذ

Drizzle Raḏāḏ
 

فيضان

Flood Fayaḍān
 

جليد

Frost Ǧalīd
 

عاصفة

Storm ʿĀṣifa
 

قوس قزح

Rainbow Qaws qozaḥ
 

حالة الطقس

Forecast Ḥālat aṭ-ṭaqs
 

موجة حرّ

Heat wave Mawǧatu ḥarr
 

رطوبة

Humidity Ruṭūbah
 

موسم

Season Mawsem
 

إعصار

Hurricane ʾIʿṣār
 

زلزال

Earthquake Zilzāl
 

مظلّة

Umbrella Miẓallah
 

معطف واق من المطر

Raincoat Miʿtaf waqi men ʾal-mṭar
 

الجوّ شديد الرياح

It’s windy ʾAǧ-ǧawu šadeedu ar-riyāḥ
 

الجوّ حار

It’s hot ʾAǧ-ǧawu ḥārr
 

الجوّ بارد

It’s cold ʾAǧ-ǧawu bārid
 

الجوّ ضبابي

It’s misty ʾAǧ-ǧawu ḍabābi
 

تمطر بغزارة

It’s pouring Tumṭiru biġazarah
 

تمطر رذاذاً

It’s sprinkling Tumṭiru raḏāḏan
 

غروب الشمس

Sunset Ġurūbu ʾaš-šams
 

شروق الشمس

Sunrise Šurūqu ʾaš-šams
 

فجر

Dawn Faǧr
 

بدر

Full moon Badr
 

فوق الصفر

Above zero Fawqa ʾaṣ-ṣifr
 

تحت الصفر

Below zero Taḥta ʾaṣ-ṣifr
 

درجات

Degrees Daraǧāt

 

  Phrase in Arabic Phrase in English Pronunciation
 

ما حال الطقس؟

What’s the weather like? Mā ḥālu ʾaṭ-ṭaqs?
 

تمطر بغزارة

It’s raining cats and dogs. Tumṭiru biġazāra.
 

تبلَّل

To be drenched. Taballala.
 

البرد قارس

It’s freezing cold. ʾAl-bardu qāris.
 

الحرارة شديدة

It’s boiling hot. ʾAl-ḥarārah šadidah.
 

!إنّه ليوم جميل

It’s a beautiful day! ʾInnahu la yawmun ǧamilun!
 

!إنّه ليوم مشمس

It’s a sunny day! ʾInnahu la yawmun mušmisun!
 

يبدو أنّها ستمطر

It looks like it is going to rain. Yabdu ʾannaha satumṭir.

after

ba’d

بعد 

always

da’eman

دائما

April

Abreel/ Nesaan

نيسان 

August

Ghusht/ Aab

آب 

bad weather

taqs saye’

طقس سيء 

cloudy

ghaa’em

غائم

cold

baared

بارد

cool

ratb

رطب

December

Dojamber/ kanoon al awwal

كانون الأول 

everyday

yawmiyan

يوميا 

February

Fabrayer/ Shobaat

شباط 

Fog

dabab

ضباب

foggy

dababi

ضبابي 

hot

haar

حار 

January

Yanayer/ Kanoon attanee

كانون الثاني 

July

Youlyouz/ Tamouz

تموز 

June

Younyou/ Hozairan

حزيران 

March

Mares/ Athaar (th as in that)

اذار, مارس

May

May/ Ayyar

أيَار 

nice weather

aljaw jameel

الجو جميل 

November

Nowanber/ Teshreen attanee

تشرين الثاني 

now

al’aan

الآن 

October

Oktober/ Teshreen alawwal

تشرين الأول 

over there

honaak

هناك 

pouring

tomtero beghazaarah

تمطر بغزارة

raining

tomter  

تمطر 

September

Shutanber/ Ayloul

أيلول 

snow

thalj (th as in thin)

ثلج

snowing

tothlej (th as in thin)

تثلج

sometimes

ahyaanan

أحيانا 

sunny

moshmess

مشمس 

there

honaak

هناك 

usually

 ‘aadatan

عادة 

windy

 ‘aasef

عاصف 

 

If you want to engage in kalaam khafiif, shoot the breeze, or chitchat with a
friend or stranger, talking about Taqs (tah-kes; weather) is a pretty safe topic.
In conversations about Taqs, you’re likely to use some of the following words:
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 shams (shah-mes; sun)
 maTar (mah-tar; rain)
 ra’d (rah-ed; thunder)
 barq (bah-rek; lightning)
 suHub (soo-hoob; clouds)
 Harara (hah-rah-rah; temperature)
 daraja (dah-rah-jah; degrees)
 bard (bah-red; cold)
 sukhoun (suh-koon; hot)
 ruTuuba (roo-too-bah; humidity)
 riiH (ree-eh; wind)
 ‘aaSifa (ah-tee-fah; storm)
 thalj (thah-lej; snow)
 qawsu quzaH (kah-wuh-suh koo-zah; rainbow)
If you want to express the temperature, as in “It’s x degrees,” you must use
the following construct: al-Harara (insert number) daraja. So, al-Harara 35
daraja means “It’s 35 degrees.”
Because the weather is a quasi-universal topic that interests almost everyone,
here are some expressions you can use to start talking about Taqs:
 hal sayakun maTar al-yawm? (hal sah-yah-koon mah-tar al-yah-oum; Is it
going to rain today?)
 yawm sukhoun, na’am? (yah-oum suh-koon, nah-am; Hot day, isn’t it?)
 ‘inna yahubbu al-bard faj’atan. (ee-nah yah-hoo-boo al-bah-red fah-jehah-
tan; It’s gotten cold all of a sudden.)
 hal sayabqaa aT-Taqs haakadhaa kul al-usbuu’? (hal sah-yab-kah at-tahkes
hah-kah-zah kool al-oos-boo; Will the weather remain like this all
week?)
It would be difficult to chat about the weather without mentioning the fuSuul
(fuh-sool; seasons):
 Sayf (sah-yef; summer)
 khariif (kah-reef; fall)
 shitaa’ (shee-tah; winter)
 rabii’ (rah-beeh; spring)
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Temperatures in the majority of the Middle Eastern countries are stated in
Celsius and not Fahrenheit. If you hear someone say that al-harara 25 daraja
(al-hah-rah-rah 25 dah-rah-jah; It’s 25 degrees), don’t worry that you’re going
to freeze! They actually mean that it’s almost 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To convert
degrees from Celsius to Fahrenheit, use the following formula:

 

 

الجو ايه النهاردة؟
El gaw a el naharda?
What’s the weather forecast for today?
 
الجو ايه الاسبوع دة؟
El gaw a el esbou3 da?
What’s the weather forecast for this week?
 
ايه اخبار الجو؟
A a7`bar el gaw?
How’s the weather?
 
الجو عامل ايه؟
El gaw 3amel a?
What’s the weather like?
 
الجو برة عامل ايه؟
El gaw bara 3amel a?
What’s it like outside?

There are a lot of possible answers to that question. Here are the most common ones…

 
الجو دافي
El gaw dafy
It’s warm
 
الدنيا متلجة
El denya metalega
It’s icy
 
الجو جميل
El gaw gamil
It’s nice
 
الدنيا مغيمة
El denya me3`ayema
It’s cloudy
 
السماء صافية
El sama safya
It’s clear
 
الدنيا شمس
El denya shams
It’s sunny
 
الجو سخن
El gaw so7`n
It’s hot
 
الدنيا عاصفة
El denya 3asefa
It’s stormy
 
الدنيا هواء
El denya hawa
It’s windy
 
الجو بارد
El gaw bared
It’s cold
 
الجو رطوبة
El gaw retoba
It’s humid

You can use the word “awy” (very) for all of the above phrases to emphasize that it’s not just cold or warm, but very cold or very warm. For example:

 
الدنيت برد
El denya bard awy
It’s very cold
 
الجو دافي
El gaw dafy awy
It’s very warm
 
الجو سخن اوي
El gaw so7`n awy
It’s very hot
 
الدنيا متلجة اوي
El denya metalega awy
It’s very icy

When talking about rain you can use the following expressions …

 
الدنيا بتشتي
El denya beteshty
It’s raining
 
الدنيا شتاء
El denya sheta
It’s rainy

For a farmer rain might be all he needs, whereas a cricket team might be hoping for a sunny day. Here are some more general answers.

 
الجو كئيب
El gaw ka2ib.
It’s miserable weather.
 
الجو حلو
El gaw 7elw.
It’s good weather.
 
الجو وحش
El gaw we7esh.
It’s bad weather.
 
الجو جميل
El gaw gamil.
It’s beautiful weather.
 
الجو بشع
El gaw bashe3.
It’s terrible weather.
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If you are planning to travel to Germany, Switzerland or Austria during the winter time, you’ll definitely need to know the next two sentences. Let me assure you, there will be plenty of opportunities to use them.

 
بتشتي تلج
Beteshty talg
It’s snowing
 
الدنيا ساقعة تلج
El denya sa23a talg
It’s icy cold

Here are some more words that describe certain weather conditions…

 
قوس قزح
Kos-kaza7
The rainbow
 
حتت تلج
7etat talg
The snowflake
 
التلج
El talg
The snow
 
التلج
El talg
The ice
 
الفيضان
El fyadan
The flood
 
الضباب
El dubab
The fog
 
الحرارة
El 7arara
The temperature
 
الاعصار
El e3sar
The hurricane
 
العاصفة
El 3asefa
The storm
 
الزلزال
El zelzal
The earthquake
 
البرق
El bar2
The lightning
 
العاصفة الرعدية
El 3asefa el ra3deya
The thunderstorm
 
الرعد
El ra3d
The thunder
 
الشتاء
El sheta
The rain
 
تلج
talg
The hail
 
السحاب
El se7ab
The cloud
That’s it for this lesson. I hope you enjoyed the lesson! 

مع السلامة Ma3a el salama

 

Amira