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

The three weather idioms below can be used to describe the sunny weather or good weather as cloudless. We often use those idioms for the season like spring or the weather is nice for outdoor activities.

 

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.

Example: 今天天气很好,万里无云呢!Jīntiān tiānqì hěn hǎo, wànlǐ wú yún ne!

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.

Example: 外面阳光普照,很适合出游。Wàimiàn yángguāng pǔzhào, hěn shìhé chūyóu.

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.

Example: 今天真是风和日丽,我们一起去户外踏青好不好?Jīntiān zhēnshi fēng hé rì lì, wǒmen yīqǐ qù hùwài tàqīng hǎobù hǎo?

Chinese Idioms: Weather-Related sunny, cloudless infographic

热 rè hot

The idioms below are often used to describe the hot weather or was caused by hot weather.

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.

Example: 今天气温很高,在外头工作的工人各个挥汗如雨。Jīntiān qìwēn hěn gāo, zài wàitou gōngzuò de gōngrén gège huīhànrúyǔ.

 

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.

Example: 公园里绿树成荫,许多人都在树下休息。Gōngyuán lǐ lǜ shù chéng yīn, xǔduō rén dōu zài shù xià xiūxí.

 

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.

Example: 应当尽量避免在烈日当空时出门,以免晒伤。Yīngdāng jǐnliàng bìmiǎn zài lièrì dāng kòng shí chūmén, yǐmiǎn shài shāng.

hot idiom weather infographic

风 fēng wind

The idioms below are often used to describe “wind.” It can be strong wild or a gentle wind blows through.

狂风暴雨   kuáng fēng bào yǔ

Literally: Howling wind and torrential rain.

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

Example: 狂风暴雨造成多处停水停电,也有一些居民因此受伤了。 Kuángfēng bàoyǔ zàochéng duō chǔ tíng shuǐ tíngdiàn, yěyǒu yīxiē jūmín yīncǐ shòushāngle.

 

微风习习  wéi fēng xí xí

Literally: A gentle breeze is blowing.

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

Example: 炎热的夏天,树下一阵微风习习,带来一丝清凉。 Yánrè de xiàtiān, shù xià yīzhèn wéifēng xíxí, dài lái yīsī qīngliáng.

 

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.

Example: 上海十分潮湿,冬天一到,寒风刺骨。 Shànghǎi shífēn cháoshī, dōngtiān yī dào, hán fēng cìgǔ.

Wind idioms weather infographic

雨 yǔ rain

The didoms below are often used to decsribe rainy weather.

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.

Example: 现在是梅雨季节,这个星期一直阴雨绵绵,家里许多东西都开始发霉了。 Xiànzài shì méiyǔ jìjié, zhège xīngqí yīzhí yīnyǔ miánmián, jiālǐ xǔduō dōngxī dū kāishǐ fāméile.

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.

Example: 外面下着小雨,雨打在绿叶上,淅淅沥沥,很是好听。 Wàimiàn xiàzhe xiǎoyǔ, yǔ dǎ zài lǜyè shàng, xīxī lìlì, hěn shì hǎotīng.

 

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.

Example: 这场倾盆大雨下得太突然,来不及准备伞,全身都湿透了。 Zhè chǎng qīngpén dàyǔ xià dé tài túrán, láibují zhǔnbèi sǎn, quánshēn dōu shī tòule.

 

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.

Example在这个大雪纷飞的夜晚,户外只有三三两两的行人。 Zài zhège dàxuě fēnfēi de yèwǎn, hùwài zhǐyǒu sānsānliǎngliǎng de xíngrén.

 

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.

Example: 越来越多人喜欢到冰天雪地的旅游景点游玩。 Yuè lái yuè duō rén xǐhuān dào bīngtiānxuědì de lǚyóu jǐngdiǎn yóuwán.

 

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.

Example: 天寒地冻,得做好保暖措施,避免受寒。 Tiān hán dì dòng, dé zuò hǎo bǎonuǎn cuòshī, bìmiǎn shòu hán.

Cold idioms weather infographic

Chinese Idioms: Weather-Related Simplified Chinese Version Infographic

Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version Infographic

Chinese Idioms: Weather-Related Video

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Weather-Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version Infographic

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