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10 phrases to discuss the weather like a true Spaniard

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10 phrases to discuss the weather like a true Spaniard
How do you say "it's bloody cold" in Spanish? Photo: Helgi Halldórsson/Flickr
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Whether it is raining cats and dogs, blowing a gale, or you are sweating like a pig in a sudden hot snap, Spain has its own set of phrases that will help you describe exactly how you feel, whatever the temperature.

Here is a guide to help you sound like a local whatever the weather, whether you are being battered by winds in Galicia, freezing like a dog in the mountains of Asturias, or looking for your donkey in foggy Andalusia.

And as you are gasping for some ice cold water in scorching Andalusia or seeking an air-conditioned refuge in sweaty Madrid, the phrases for use in hot weather should help you get your point across.

Gallery: Ten useful phrases about the weather


Photo: AFP

Phrases contributed by Pilar González Manjavacas from the Tilde Spanish language school in Madrid 

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