How to Complain About Winter : Phrases and Expressions to Describe the Cold
Will Winter Ever End?
Do you find the months of January and February difficult? If you live in Canada, chances are that you do. Why? The answer is, winter. In these first few months of the new year, the season of freezing has been here for a while and we still have a couple months of it left. It feels never-ending. We’re sharing 5 cold-weather phrases to help you complain about the cold, the snow, and the frozen feeling in your soul.
1. To catch one’s death:
To catch one’s death is to get severely cold. E.g. “Please don’t go outside right now. You’ll catch your death!”
2. A cold snap:
A cold snap is a sudden period of cold weather. E.g. “Last week it started to warm up and I thought winter was over, but unfortunately now we’re having a cold snap.”
3. The dead of winter:
The dead of the winter is the coldest part of the season. E.g. “We’re in the dead of winter, so after being outside for five minutes I can no longer feel my toes.”
4. To be snowed in:
If you’re snowed in, you’re unable to leave wherever you are because you are trapped by the snow. E.g. “I’m sorry. I can’t come in to work today because I’m snowed in! I can’t even open my front door!”
5. A blanket of snow:
A blanket of snow is a fresh, new covering of snow. E.g. “The town was blanketed in snow.”
Come Warm Up at LRDG!
If you’re an ESL learner struggling to find the right words to describe just how cold you are, we hope this post has been helpful. Come warm up with a hot chocolate or coffee by joining us for our “Coffee Break” language conversation classes, every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 starting on the 17th of January. Practise speaking French or English with an experienced language teacher. Call us at 514-989-1669 to reserve your spot! You can also check out our many programs from the (warm!) comfort of your home or office.