Is it going to rain, snow, or hail? Will the sun shine all day? Will it be a great day for going to the beach or shall we go to the art gallery instead? You might want to ask about the weather in Portuguese before making plans.
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Let's look at weather questions
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Qual é a previsão do tempo para hoje?
What's the weather forecast for today?
Qual é a previsão do tempo para esta semana?
What's the weather forecast for this week?
Como está o tempo?
How's the weather?
Como está o tempo lá fora?
What's it like outside?
There are a lot of possible answers to that question. Here are the most common responses…
Faz bom tempo
You can use the word muito (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:
Está muito frio
It's very cold
O tempo está muito agradável
It's very warm
Está muito quente
It's very hot
Está muito gelado
It's very icy
When talking about rain you can use the following expressions …
(O tempo) está chuvoso.
For a farmer, rain might be all he needs, whereas a soccer team might be hoping for a sunny day. Here are some more common answers:
O tempo está terrível
It's miserable weather
O tempo está bom
It's good weather
O tempo está mau
It's bad weather
Faz um tempo ótimo
It's beautiful weather
If you are planning to travel to North of Portugal, or even to the Southern states in Brazil, you’d be surprised to know that it actually snows in those places during the winter time. And you just might need to learn the next two sentences:
Here are some more words that describe certain weather conditions…
O floco de neve
That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you enjoyed it.
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