Chinese Idioms: Weather-Related

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In this Weather-Related Chinese Idioms infographic, there are five types of weather, with three frequently-used idioms for each type, totaling 15 idioms. For each idiom, there is a Chinese character, pinyin, literally meaning, and actual meaning, along with an image as a memory aid. Teachers can use this infographic to teach and provide more practice for the students.

Chinese Idioms: Weather-Related

晴朗 qínglǎng sunny, cloudless

万里无云 wàn lǐ wú yún

Literally: Cloudless for ten thousand kilometers.

Meaning: 万里无云 is used to describe clear, sunny skies.

阳光普照   yáng guāng pǔ zhào

Literally: The sun illuminates every corner of the land.

Meaning: 阳光普照 is used to describe clear skies, with sunshine everywhere.

风和日丽   fēng hé rì lì

Literally: The wind is mild and the sun is bright.

Meaning: 风和日丽 is used to describe good weather, with a breeze and warm sun.

Chinese Idioms: Weather-Related sunny, cloudless infographic

热 rè hot

挥汗如雨   huī hàn rú yǔ

Literally: The sweat runs down like raindrops.

Meaning: 挥汗如雨 is used to describe a person in hot weather, or in a high-temperature environment, which causes her to sweat profusely.

绿树成荫  lǜ shù chéng yīn

Literally: The trees provide a pleasant shade.

Meaning: 绿树成荫 is used to describe summertime when the trees have luxuriant leaves that make shade.

烈日当空 liè rì dāng kōng

Literally: The scorching sun is hanging in the sky.

Meaning: 烈日当空 is used to describe an extremely hot day, because of the scorching sun.

hot idiom weather infographic

风 fēng wind

狂风暴雨   kuáng fēng bào yǔ

Literally: Howling wind and torrential rain.

Meaning: 狂风暴雨  is used to describe weather that includes violent winds and pouring rain. It can also be considered dangerous weather.

微风习习   wéi fēng xí xí

Literally: A gentle breeze is blowing.

Meaning: 微风习习  is used to describe weather that has a gentle, blowing breeze, and is comfortable to be in.

寒风刺骨   hán fēng cì gǔ

Literally: The cold wind penetrates one’s bones. 

Meaning: 寒风刺骨  is used to describe very cold weather that chills to the bones.

Wind idioms weather infographic

雨 yǔ rain

阴雨绵绵   yīn yǔ mián mián

Literally: Continuously overcast and rainy. 

Meaning: 阴雨绵绵  is used to describe a gloomy, long-term rainfall.

淅淅沥沥   xī xī lì lì

Literally: A continuous pattern of rain.

Meaning: 淅淅沥沥  is used to describe a constant rainfall.

倾盆大雨   qīng pén dà yǔ

Literally: Downpour.

Meaning: 倾盆大雨  is used to describe a heavy rainfall, such as when it’s raining cats and dogs.

Rain idioms weather infographic

冷 lěng cold

大雪纷飞   dà xuě fēn fēi

Literally: Snowing heavily with snowflakes fluttering all around. 

Meaning: 大雪纷飞  is used to describe a snowy day, when you can see snowflakes falling fast, and snow accumulating on the ground.

冰天雪地   bīng tiān xuě dì

Literally: An ice sky and snow-covered land

Meaning: 冰天雪地  is used to describe a place that is covered in ice and snow as far as the eye can see.

天寒地冻   tiān hán dì dòng

Literally: The sky is cold and the ground is frozen

Meaning: 天寒地冻  is used to describe a bitterly-cold day.

Cold idioms weather infographic

Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version Infographic

Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version Infographic

Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Video

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Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version Infographic

Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version Infographic

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