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Talking about el tiempo (the weather) is a typical topic of conversation!

el tiempo - the weather

¿Qué tiempo hace? - What’s the weather like?

Lots of weather phrases start with hace:

Hace sol. - It’s sunny.

Hace viento. - It’s windy.

Hace frío. - It’s cold.

Hace calor. - It’s hot.

If you want to say it’s very hot, you can use the word mucho.

Hace mucho calor. - It’s very hot.

Hace mucho frío. - It’s very cold.

Other weather phrases are verbs in their own right:

Nieva. - It snows / it’s snowing.

Hiela. - It freezes / it’s freezing over.

Llueve. - It rains / it’s raining.

If you want to say ‘it’s raining a lot’, you use the word mucho after the verb:

Llueve mucho. - It’s raining a lot.

DID YOU KNOW ... In Spain, it doesn’t rain cats and dogs, but jugfuls!

Llueve a cántaros. - It’s pouring with rain (literally it’s raining jugfuls!).

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