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Vocabulary: Learn about the different types of weather in Dutch. What are the names of the different climates in Dutch?

Vocabulary: Learn about the different types of weather in Dutch. What are the names of the different climates in Dutch?

As we all know, when waiting for a train or a bus, or when standing inside an elevator, the most common and safe topic in conversation and small talk is Weather. You need to know the different types of Weather in Dutch so that you can discuss on how bad it is or how fantastic it is.

types of Weather in Dutch
types of Weather in Dutch

Netherlands is pretty much the same when it comes to people talking about the different types of weather. And of course, people from Netherlands like to talk about the different types of weather in Dutch only.

You need to able to make weather-related observation, ask weather related questions and also be able to understand the answers. It is very important that you understand what to wear in every season and how your outdoor plans in Netherlands is affected by the weather

To get you ready, here’s a guide for you to learn about some simple Dutch weather vocabulary to rely on as you learn Dutch. In any case, it can at least help you know what kind of weather to expect outside.

 

How do you say weather in Dutch?

Before you learn the types of Weather in Dutch, you need to know the terms for Weather and Climate in Dutch!!!

  • The Dutch translation for “The weather” is “Het weer”
  • Dutch word for “The Climate” is “Het klimaat”

 

What are the different seasons in Dutch?

There are four seasons in Netherlands and pretty much all over Europe: Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring. However there is also the rainy season and the dry season since people need to dress up according to the correct weather.

types of Weather in Dutch
types of Weather in Dutch

For example, during the dry season, you need to wear moisturizer while you need to carry an umbrella during the rainy season. So it becomes very important that you know the Dutch vocabulary for weather related terms

Learn about the vocabulary of all Seasons in Dutch with English translation and with example sentences.

English Dutch English Sentences Dutch Sentences
the season het seizoen There are four seasons. Er zijn vier seizoenen.
spring  season het voorjaar Schools are closed during the Spring season. Tijdens het voorjaar zijn de scholen gesloten.
the summer de zomer It is very hot during the summer. In de zomer is het erg warm.
the autumn de herfst During autumn, it becomes very cold in Netherlands. In de herfst wordt het erg koud in Nederland.
the winter de winter I like the winter because I like the snow. Ik hou van de winter omdat ik van de sneeuw hou.
the rainy season het regenseizoen During the rainy season, the frogs are very happy. Tijdens het regenseizoen zijn de kikkers erg blij.
the dry season het droge seizoen During the dry season, carrots are expensive. Tijdens het droge seizoen zijn wortelen duur.

 

What are the different weather conditions in Dutch?

The seasons are not all that you may talk of. You may have to say that it’s raining or ask if there’s a storm. You may have to deal with hail and mist, fog and frost.

Learn about the most common Weather related vocabulary in Dutch with English translation and with example sentences.

Different weather conditions in Dutch
Different weather conditions in Dutch
English Dutch English Sentences Dutch Sentences
hail de hagel Hail is very dangerous. Hagel is erg gevaarlijk.
sky De lucht The sky is blue and the sun is yellow. De lucht is blauw en de zon is geel.
fog De mist You should not drive in the fog. Je mag niet in de mist rijden.
rain De regen Will it rain today? No it will rain tomorrow. Gaat het vandaag regenen? Nee, morgen gaat het regenen.
rainbow De Regenboog The rainbow is very beautiful De regenboog is erg mooi
snow De sneeuw The snow is white. De sneeuw is wit.
sun De zon The sunflower loves the sun. De zonnebloem houdt van de zon.
storm De storm Dogs do not like storms. Honden houden niet van stormen.
dew de dauw The baby licked the dew drops. De baby likte de dauwdruppels.
wind De wind It is very windy today. Het is erg winderig vandaag.
cloud De wolk The clouds are grey. De wolken zijn grijs.
frost De vorst The frost is slippery De vorst is glad
freezing point Het vriespunt What is the freezing point of water? Wat is het vriespunt van water?
temperature De temperatuur The temperature is quite high. De temperatuur is vrij hoog.

 

What are the different Weather related Adjectives in Dutch with English translation?

Learn about the most common Weather related vocabulary which can be used as adjectives in Dutch with English translation and with example sentences.

Different weather related Adjectives in Dutch
Different weather related Adjectives in Dutch
English Dutch English Sentences Dutch Sentences
to flash (lightning) bliksem Lightning flashes across the sky. Bliksem flitst door de lucht.
to freeze bevriezen Will the weather freeze the car? Zal het weer de auto bevriezen?
to hail hagelen It is hailing and raining outside. Buiten hagelt en regent het.
to drizzle miezeren Is it drizzling? Do I need an umbrella? Is het aan het miezeren? Heb ik een paraplu nodig?
to rain regenen Is it raining in India? Regent het in India?
to snow sneeuwen Why is it snowing today? Its October! Waarom sneeuwt het vandaag? Het is oktober!
to melt smelten The sun will melt the snow De zon zal de sneeuw doen smelten

 

What are the different Weather related adverbs in Dutch with English translation?

Learn about the most common Weather related vocabulary which can be used as adverbs in Dutch with English translation and with example sentences. Memorize the below types of Weather in Dutch.

English Dutch English Sentences Dutch Sentences
cloudy bewolkt It is so cloudy today. Het is zo bewolkt vandaag.
foggy mistig It is foggy outside and I do not want to drive. Het is mistig buiten en ik heb geen zin om te rijden.
rainy regenachtig The is a rainy day. Het is een regenachtige dag.
sunny zonnig It is so sunny and hot. Het is zo zonnig en warm.
windy winderig It is windy in the Sahara desert. Het is winderig in de Saharawoestijn.

 

Other very common terms are:

English Dutch English Sentences Dutch Sentences
cold koude It is a cold day. Het is een koude dag.
warm warm I like warm weather. Ik hou van warm weer.
hot heet India is hot. Indië is heet.

 

What are the most common weather related sentences?

You will have to respond in about the weather in Dutch. You may speak to hundreds of people and every time the weather becomes a topic of off-hand conversation.  Learn about the most common Weather related sentences in Dutch with English translation.

English Sentences Dutch Sentences
I’m cold Ik heb het koud
I’m hot ik ben heet
It’s a bit cloudy today Het is een beetje bewolkt vandaag
The sun is shining today De zon schijnt vandaag
How’s the weather today? Hoe is het weer vandaag?
 Is it warm?  Is het warm?
 Is it cold?  Is het koud?
 Is it good?  Is het goed?
 Is it bad?  Is het erg?
 What is the weather forecast for tomorrow?  Wat is de weersvoorspelling voor morgen?
How many degrees is it? Hoeveel graden is het?
 How warm is it?  Hoe warm is het?
 It is nice weather.  Het is mooi weer.
 It is bad weather.  Het is slecht weer.
 The sun is shining.  De zon schijnt.
 It’s windy.  Het is winderig.
 It’s snowing.  Het sneeuwt.
 Are you too cold?  Heb je het te koud?
 It’s so humid !  Het is zo vochtig!
 I’m sweating.  Ik ben aan het zweten.
 It is beautiful weather.  Het is prachtig weer.
 It is terrible weather.  Het is verschrikkelijk weer.
 Such lousy weather!  Wat een rotweer!
 It looks like a thunderstorm.  Het lijkt op onweer.
 It’s great swimming weather!  Het is heerlijk zwemweer!

 

In the Netherlands the weather is important, and people tend to talk about it, and particularly to complain about it a lot. So you better memorize the types of Weather in Dutch

Nederlands English
Het weer The weather
Het weerbericht The weather forecast
De weersverwachting The weather forecast
Het is zonnig It is sunny
De zon schijnt The sun is shining
Het is warm It is warm
Het is heet It is hot
Het is snikheet It is stifling hot / sweltering (“It is snob hot”)
Het is bloedheet It is boiling hot / sweltering (“It is blood hot”)
Hittegolf Heat wave
De mussen vallen van het dak The sparrows fall from the roof = It’s very hot
Rokjesdag “Skirt day” is the very first warm day in spring when women start to wear a skirt
Het is lekker weer It is a comfortable temperature
Het is koel It is cool
Het is fris It is chilly
Het is koud It is cold
Het vriest It is freezing
Het is ijzig koud it is freezing cold
De weersomslag A change in the weather – usually from good to bad weather
De neerslag Precipitation
Het regent It is raining
Het miezert It is drizzling
Motregen Drizzle
Een bui / een regenbui A shower / a rain shower
Een hondenweer Dog weather – weather you would only go out in to walk your dog
Onweer Thunderstorm
Het onweert It is thundering
Donder en bliksem Thunder and lightning
Er hangt onweer in de lucht There is a storm brewing
De mist The fog
Het is mistig It is foggy
De nevel The mist
Het is nevelig It is misty
Hagel Hail
Het hagelt It is hailing
Sneeuw Snow
Het sneeuwt It is snowing
Natte sneeuw Wet snow
Sneeuwstorm A blizzard
Ijzel Glazed frost
Ijzelen It is icing up
De wind The wind
De storm The storm
De windkracht The wind force
De wervelwind / de windhoos The whirlwind
Windstil calm
Een briesje A breeze
Een zuchtje wind A breath of wind
Een windvlaag A gust of wind
Waaien To blow
Het waait It is windy
De wind waait The wind is blowing
Uitwaaien Get a breath of fresh air
Tegenwind Headwind
Ik heb weer tegenwind I have headwind again
Ik heb de wind mee I have the wind behind me
Zijwind Crosswind
Ijzige wind Icy wind
Snijdende wind Cutting or piercing wind
De wolk The cloud
Het is bewolkt It is cloudy
Schapenwolkjes Sheep clouds
Wolkeloos Cloudless
Geen wolkje aan de lucht No cloud in the sky

Expressions for heavy rain

Nederlands English
Een stortbui / een hoosbui A downpour
Een wolkbreuk A cloudburst
Het regent pijpenstelen It’s raining pipe stems = It’s raining heavily
Het komt met bakken uit de lucht It’s raining heavily

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