5 Ways to Talk About the Cold Weather


It is common to make small talk about the weather. Expanding your vocabulary around the weather will make you more confident in making casual chit-chat with native English speakers. In the video below, Gabby discusses five words to use when the temperature drops outside. Here are five words to talk about the cold weather.


Sounds like a good we like to eat, but spelled differently. Some people like to eat spicy chili when it gets chilly outside, the heat from the dish warms them up! Chilly is a good word to describe the start of a change in seasons, or an unexpected drop in temperature.

“Boy it is chilly out there today!”


This is a good word to describe the weather when it is super cold. Be careful with this word, however, as it has multiple meanings. This word is sometimes used to describe a person who is cold, stiff and unresponsive (often meaning sexually) – as if they were frozen!

“We can expect frigid temperatures next week”


Just like the song “Frosty the Snowman”. Frost is the white icy coating (not snow) that covers the surface of window panes, grass, leaves, or the outside of your car when the temperature drops below freezing. Frosty is a word you might use on a day where you notice this white covering everywhere and you notice the sidewalks are a little slippery.

“Careful out there – it is quite frosty!”

NOTE: There is a double meaning to the word frosty. Often is someone is unfriendly, they may also be described as “frosty”. It means they are cold and unwelcoming.


The word freezing is probably the most commonly used word to describe Winter weather in English.

“I am freezing! Can we turn up the heat please?”

“I think we will need to warm up the car first before we head out, it is freezing out there!”

“Freezing temperatures” (32 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 degrees Celsius)

COLDER THAN A ___________!

You fill in the blank for this one. Be creative or funny. There are some pretty raunchy ones out there that are best looked up online on your own time.

“My word, it is colder than my nihilist ex-girlfriends heart out there”

“It is colder than a polar bear’s toenail out there”

“Boy – it is colder than a cast iron toilet on the shady side of an iceberg”

Watch the video now to see Gabby give you five words to talk about the cold weather!

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Gabby Wallace, M.Ed TESOL

About the Author
Gabby Wallace is the Founder of Go Natural English, where you can quickly improve your confidence speaking English through advanced fluency practice. Even if you don't have much time, this is the best place for improving your English skills. Millions of global intermediate - advanced English students are learning with Gabby's inspiring, clear, and energetic English lessons. Gabby has a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Boston University and 20+ years experience helping students become fluent through her online courses and membership program.

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