AEE 480: How to Snuggle Up in a Snowstorm with Chocolate and a Fireplace

how to talk about snow in English

Today find out about the big storm that hit New York City a few weeks ago and get the vocabulary you need to talk about snow in English.

What do New Yorkers do in the snow?

You could build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make snow angels, or sip hot chocolate indoors by the fire.

Expressions to talk about snow:

  • “It’s really coming down”: This means that it’s snowing hard. It can also be used to say it’s raining hard.
  • “I stayed inside and snuggled up”: This means to stay indoors and get wrapped in a blanket and get comfortable.
  • “Black ice”: This is a dangerous kind of ice because it’s hard to see it at night.
  • “To be snowed in”: To not be able to go out because the snow is so high that it might be blocking your door.
  • “Slush”: This is what you find on the ground after it has snowed. It’s more of a liquid and it’s hard to walk through.
  • “To sleet”: This is a colder rain with some ice mixed in. It’s not quite snow.

 

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Have you gotten snowed in before?

Let us know your questions about how to talk about how the snow.



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