written by: Heather Marie Kosur
• edited by: Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch
• updated: 3/2/2012
Learn more Spanish vocabulary with this collection of Spanish sayings, all of them about the weather forecast ('predicción del tiempo'). And do not forget to download both the vocabulary list and the sound file to improve your Spanish!
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Read, Listen, and Learn: Spanish Weather Sayings
I am sure you, the reader, know many popular sayings in your own language. Now it is time to learn new Spanish vocabulary and expressions by reading and listening to several sayings and weather words in Spanish classified into five categories.
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General Spanish Weather Sayings
Not in any of the categories below, these two sayings ('refranes' in Spanish) are very popular:
A mal tiempo, buena cara
The only connection of this saying with weather is the word 'tiempo'. (Remember 'tiempo' is used in Spanish either as 'weather' or 'time'.
- mal tiempo = bad weather
- (la) cara = face
Literal translation: 'To bad weather, good (nice) face.'
Its message is: Even if the situation is not good, put a smile on your face.
Faltará la madre al hijo, pero no la helada al granizo.