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Science - The Weather Forecast
Whether you like snow or prefer sunshine, this quiz will teach you some Spanish words to describe the weather.

Science - The Weather Forecast

This Spanish Easy Review science quiz will test you on the vocabulary of the weather forecast. Do you remember what you call a person who studies the weather? They are a meteorologist. In Spanish, that is a (el/la) meteorólogo/a (phonetically pronounced as māy-tāy-ŏr-ō-lō-gō / māy tāy ŏr ō lō gă).

Some of you may be interested in learning about the weather and how to be able to determine what the weather will be in the future. What would make it even more interesting is to be able to forecast the weather in two different languages.

You know the words to use in English so now let’s learn some of the words in Spanish. Your weather, science vocabulary list includes.

English Spanish Pronounced (Phonetically) As
cloud (la) nube new-bāy
cloudy nublado/a new-blă-dō / new-blă-dă
cold frío / a frē-ō / frē-ă
heat calor că-lŏr
hot caliente că-lē-ěn-tāy
hurricane (el) huracán hŭ-ră-cărn
lightning (el) relámpago rāy-lăm-pă-gō
rain (la) lluvia you-vē-ă
rainbow (el) arco iris ăr-kō ē-rēs
sky (el) cielo sē-ā-lō
snow (la) nieve nē-ě-vāy
snowflake (el) copo de nieve kō-pō dāy nē-ě-vāy
storm (la) tormenta tŏr-měn-tă
sun (el) sol sōle
sunny soleado sōle-ā-ăr-dō
thunder (el) trueno trū-ā-nō
tornado (el) tornado tŏr-nă-dō
weather (el) tiempo tē-ěm-pō
wind (el) viento vē-ěn-tō

That’s quite a few new vocabulary words to remember but you can take as much time as you need to make certain that you can quickly recall them. Notice that the words that do not show a definite article before them are adjectives. Adjectives will take on either a feminine or masculine form depending upon which noun they are describing. Now, let’s see if you can forecast the weather in Spanish.

Below there are ten sentences with a weather word capitalized. From the answers provided, see if you can match the correct Spanish weather word to the capitalized word.

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1.
It looks like it will be CLOUDY today.
lluvia
nublado
viento
soleado
Cloudy is an adjective and will take on the gender of the noun. As you do not know the gender here, the word will use the masculine form. The Spanish word for cloudy is nublado.
2.
My little brother hates the sound of THUNDER.
viento
cielo
trueno
calor
The Spanish weather word for thunder is trueno.
3.
Florida might get hit by a category two HURRICANE.
copo de nieve
relámpago
tormenta
huracán
The Spanish weather word for hurricane is huracán.
4.
The SKY is clear today!
cielo
nieve
sol
nube
The Spanish weather word for sky is cielo.
5.
The weatherman said that we should stay out of the extreme HEAT.
caliente
tiempo
calor
sol
The Spanish weather word for heat is calor.
6.
Candice was so happy that it was SUNNY on her wedding day!
viento
lluvia
relámpago
soleado
Sunny is an adjective and will take on the gender of the noun. As you do not know the gender here, the word will use the masculine form. The Spanish word for sunny is soleado.
7.
Richard finds LIGHTNING to be very fascinating!
relámpago
arco iris
viento
tormenta
The Spanish weather word for lightning is relámpago.
8.
There wasn’t a single CLOUD in the sky.
frío
nube
nieve
arco iris
The Spanish weather word for cloud is nube.
9.
I’d better wear a coat today because it is going to be COLD.
sol
caliente
viento
frío
The Spanish weather word for cold is frío.
10.
Will you check to see what the WEATHER will be today?
viento
copo de nieve
tiempo
trueno
The Spanish weather word for weather is tiempo.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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