Talking about the weather has been a common small talk topic. However, we at Kaleela believe that this is more than just a random subject to talk about when you don’t know what to say. If you find yourself in the Middle East, you will notice that the weather is quite predictable. It’s usually sunny and clear skies (depending on where you are of course).
Knowing the weather in Arabic is quite important for travelers. You need to know what to pack and how to dress according to the day or region. It’s interesting to know that the Middle East is not always hot ( Haarr / حارّ ). It can actually get unusually cold ( baarid / بارِد ) during winter ( shitaaʼ / شِتاء ) in the Levant area. On the other hand, the Gulf region carries really high temperatures, especially during summer ( Sayf / صَيْف ) and spring ( rabeeʻ / رَبيع ). Autumn ( khareef / خَريف ) seems to be a favorite season for a lot of people, especially since the temperature goes down.
However, maybe you just want to carry a conversation with someone in Arabic. For instance, you might ask “How is the weather?” ( kayfa aTTaqs / كَيْفَ الطَّقْس؟ ) and you will get various answers like “The weather is good” ( aTTaqsu jayyid / الطَّقْسُ جَيِّد ) or maybe it’s cloudy ( ghaaʼim / غائِم ). In conclusion, we hope you don’t encounter any extreme weather, but to be on safe side we’ll teach you some words for that too.
The seasons would be defined by
just before the noun
As in (الـصَّيْف)
No/ Do not
A lot/ Very much
How is the weather?
It is a negation tool used with nouns and adjectives
Adjectives should agree with the corresponding nouns
in gender, and nouns should precede
adjectives, unlike other languages
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