Learn Spanish: Katy’s Spanish weather sayings

In Britain we love to talk (well, complain) about the weather. The problem is, how do you tell a Spanish person that it is boiling? Or more likely, chucking it down?

Why can’t you just translate these expressions? The answer is because they are idioms. But never mind getting all grammatical. At the end of the day, this is the language local people use to express themselves.

Here are 5 Spanish phrases for the next time you want to comment on the weather…

5 Spanish idioms to talk about the weather

    1. Aguacero a las tres, buena tarde es – A downpour at 3 makes for a good afternoon.
    2. Cuando el sapo canta fuerte, agua promote – When the toad sings aloud, rain’s on its way.
    3. En diciembre, no hay valiente que no tiemble – In December, even the bravest shiver.
    4. Está lloviendo a cántaros – It’s bucketing down.
    5. Están lloviendo hasta maridos –It’s raining cats and dogs (literally: It’s even raining husbands!)

Can you think of any you would add to this list? Which one are you most likely to use?


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