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At our last meeting, we talked about the weather and some more words that came up during the meeting.

Das Wetter

Es ist kalt/eisig/warm/heiß – it is cold/freezing/warm/hot

Mir ist kalt/... – I am cold/…

Es ist heiter/wolkig/bedeckt/sonnig– it is bright/cloudy/overcast/sunny

Es ist sehr/zu kalt… – it is very/too cold…

Frühling/Sommer/Herbst/Winter – spring/summer/autumn/winter

Der Wind – wind

windig – windy

Der Sturm – storm

stürmisch – stormy

Der Hagel – hail

Der Schneeregen – sleet

Der Nieselregen – drizzle

Die Eisglätte – there is no such word in English; LEO dictionary gives the phrase “icy conditions”, but that does not seem very satisfactory to me…

Questions that arose during the meeting

Die Nervensäge – nag in German as a verb “nörgeln, meckern”

gewohnt: Früher habe ich in Berlin gewohnt – perfect form of wohnen – live

gewöhnt: Ich bin gewöhnt, früh aufzustehen – be used to

Rasen, Wiese, Weide, Feld, Heide

= lawn, meadow, field, heath

bright in German: not only beautiful weather!

  leuchtend
  strahlend
  aufgeweckt
  blank
  fröhlich
  froh
  gescheit
  glänzend
  heiter
  intelligent
  klar
  klug
  licht
  sehr freundlich

See you next Monday, to practise and discuss more German phrases!

Last Tuesday, we talked about wintertime in Berlin. Currently, we have temperatures around freezing, but the sun is shining. From Friday on, so the forecast says, we will have storm, low temperatures and snow or sleet. Watch out!

Some of our friends from the south of the US, Japan, Brazil and South Africa are dreading the winter. They think it is cold enough, even now. Indeed, winter can impair public life quite a lot. In former winters, we had obstructions in public transport, such as the S-Bahn; automatic doors could not close and switches were frozen and couldn´t move. As to city streets, total chaos is likely if snow falls. People cannot reach work on time or not at all. Berlin is just not prepared for this sort of weather.

There is just one thing to do: Stay calm, don´t panic, and wait for better weather.

Have a nice and safe winter!

The weather these days in Berlin is not very much summer-like! Few sun, many clouds, strong rain showers and thunderstorms… This makes it worth while  to gather together on Tuesday evenings to talk, make and meet friends. This goes also for those who are spending a few days or a holiday in Berlin. See you tonight and generally on Tuesdays, everybody will give you a warm, cordial welcome.


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