Chinese idioms (chéngyǔ) infographics have been the most popular category in VividChinese.com. So here is another one filled with useful Chinese idioms: Weather-Related Chinese Idioms infographic.
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.
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.
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.
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
Meaning: 倾盆大雨 is used to describe a heavy rainfall, such as when it’s raining cats and dogs.
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.
Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version Infographic
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