The Weather

The Weather

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.

 

 

 

صَيْف

 

/Sayf/

 

Means

 

Summer

 

 

 


 

 

شِتاء

 

/shitaaʼ/

 

Means

 

Winter

 

 

 

 


 

 

رَبيع

 

/rabeeʻ/

 

Means

 

Spring

 

 

 


 

 

خَريف

 

/khareef/

 

Means

 

Autumn

 

 

 


 

 

The seasons would be defined by

 

adding  ال

 

just before the noun

 

As in (الـصَّيْف)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

المُفَضَّل

 

/almufadhal/

 

Means

 

Favourite

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

لا

 

/laa/

 

Means

 

No/ Do not

 

 

 

 


 

 

كَثيراً

 

/katheeran/

 

Means

 

A lot/ Very much

 

 

 

 

 


كَيْف؟

 

/kayf/

 

Means

 

How?

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

الطَّقْس

 

/aTTaqs/

 

Means

 

The weather

 

 

 

 


 

كَيْفَ الطَّقْس؟

 

/kayfa aTTaqs/

 

Means

 

How is the weather?

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

جَيِّد

 

/jayyid/

 

Means

 

Good

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

لَيْسَ

 

/laysa/

 

It is a negation tool used with nouns and adjectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

حارّ

 

/Haarr/

 

Means

 

Hot

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

بارِد

 

/baarid/

 

Means

 

Cold

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

غائِم

 

/ghaaʼim/

 

Means

 

Cloudy

 

 

 


 

 

Adjectives should agree with the corresponding nouns

 

in gender, and nouns should precede

 

adjectives, unlike other languages

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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