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Talking about the weather in French

No matter the weather, our daughter is always up for outdoor adventures and discoveries. Even as the days get chillier and rainier, her enthusiasm for nature walks, and especially muddy puddles, only seems to increase. To practice talking about the weather in French, we include observing the weather in our morning routine and during our walks.

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”

― Alfred Wainwright, A Coast to Coast Walk

Quel temps fait-il aujourd’hui?

What is the weather like today?

Quel temps fait-il aujourd’hui?

Rather than ask Surya the question, we started by describing the weather in French. We focused on the things she could clearly notice and feel, such as the sun, rain, wind, snow, fog, and clouds and used a simple sentence structure:

Il y a…

This literally translates to “there is…”

When she was comfortable with the weather vocabulary and simple sentence structure, we added other ways of talking about the weather in French.

the weather in French - sunny

the sun – le soleil

le soleil

It’s sunny. Il y a du soleil.

Il y a du soleil.

It’s nice out. Il fait beau.

Il fait beau.

It’s hot. Il fait chaud.

Il fait chaud.
the weather in French - rainy

rain – la pluie

la pluie

It’s raining. Il y a de la pluie.

Il y a de la pluie

It’s raining. Il pleut.

Il pleut.
the weather in French - windy

wind – le vent

le vent

It’s windy. Il y a du vent.

Il y a du vent.

It’s cool. Il fait frais.

Il fait frais.
the weather in French - snowy

snow – la neige

la neige

It’s snowing. Il y a de la neige.

Il y a de la neige.

It’s snowing. Il neige.

Il neige.

It’s cold. Il fait froid.

Il fait froid.

mist, fog – la brume, le brouillard

la brume
le brouillard

It’s misty. Il y a de la brume.

Il y a de la brume.

It’s foggy. Il y a du brouillard.

Il y a du brouillard.

clouds – des nuages

des nuages

It’s cloudy. Il y a des nuages.

Il y a des nuages.

It’s cloudy. C’est nuageux.

C’est nuageux.

Weather in French: Il Pleut, Il Mouille nursery rhyme with lyrics

Il pleut, il mouille
C’est la fête à la grenouille
Il pleut, il fait beau temps
C’est la fête du serpent.
Il pleut, il mouille
C’est la fête à la grenouille
Il pleut, il fait soleil
c’est la fête à l’arc en ciel.
Il pleut, il mouille
C’est la fête à la grenouille
La grenouille a fait son nid
Dessous un grand parapluie.
Il pleut, il mouille
C’est la fête à la grenouille
Il pleut, il fait beau temps
C’est la fête au paysan.
Il pleut, il mouille
c’est la fête à la grenouille
il mouille, il pleut
c’est la fête au poisson bleu.
It’s raining, it’s wet
It’s the frog party
It’s raining, it’s nice out
It’s the snake party.
It’s raining, it’s wet
It’s the frog party
It’s raining, it’s sunny
it’s the rainbow party.
It’s raining, it’s wet
It’s the frog party
The frog has made its nest
Underneath a large umbrella.
It’s raining, it’s wet
It’s the frog party
It’s raining, it’s nice out
It’s a peasant party.
It’s raining, it’s wet
it’s the frog party
it’s wet, it’s raining
it’s the blue fish party.

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