French Weather Vocabulary

Le Temps

France weather
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Ready to make the ultimate small talk? Learn to chat about the weather in French. Click on the links to hear each word and phrase pronounced in French.

Weather Le Temps
Weather Forecast La Météo
How's the weather? Quel temps fait-il ?
It's ... Il fait ... (Faire)
Hot Chaud
Cold Froid
Cool Frais
Nice Out Beau
Bad Weather Mauvais
Humid Humide
Heavy Lourd
Windy Du Vent
Sunny Du Soleil
Foggy Du Brouillard
Cloudy Nuageux
Stormy Orageux
It's ... Il ...
Raining Pleut (Pleuvoir)
Pouring Pleut à Verse
Snowing Neige (Neiger)
Freezing Gèle (Geler)

Note that in French, you cannot express what the weather is like using the verb être (to be); you must use the impersonal verb faire.

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