Glorious day! Inspired by the gorgeous weather we’re having at the mo(ment), I thought it would be a great chance to dispel a myth about us Brits – we’re ALWAYS talking about the weather.
Not ALWAYS, but often as it one of those safe conversation starters, where you are almost always guaranteed to get an agreement. (unless you bump into some weirdo who thinks 25 C (in BRITAIN) is a little on the cool side).
Anyway, here are my top 5 weather starters, covering most eventualities to get you and newbie friend feel like you’ve been buddies for donkey’s years.
1. A tad nippy, isn’t it? = It’s a little cold
2. Glorious / gorgeous day = very nice weather
3. It’s blowing a (10 force) gale outside = very wind
4. Brass monkey weather, eh (slang) = very cold weather
5. It’s a real scorcher! = very hot
Don’t worry too much about the last one, you’ll only need it once in a blue moon. If you want to learn another ten weather related idioms, why not check out the following link.
Good stuff!!! https://youtu.be/O0N-4spJDw0
Enjoy the sunny weather while it lasts!
to dispel a myth (mit einem Mythos aufräumen), to bump into (hier: begegnen), weirdo (komischer Vogel), for donkey’s years.(ewig und drei Tage), in a blue moon. (alle Jubeljahre), idioms (Redewendungen)