It’s not cold yet…
In yesterday’s Estonian class, we learnt how to talk about the weather.
- Mis ilm täna on? How is the weather today?
- Mitu kraadi on? How many degrees is it?
It was -2 degrees (minus kaks kraadi) so, like any sensible person, I said ‘väljas on väga külm‘ (outside it’s very cold).
At this point, the teacher corrected me:
‘Ei, väljas ei ole väga külm. Väljas on jahe.‘ (No, it’s not cold outside – it’s chilly.)
I beg to differ.
I understand it will get much colder than this. About 20 degrees colder than this, I’ve been told. I know it’s not as cold as it can get.
But if it’s cold enough that the snow won’t melt, it’s very cold!