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Weather Vocabulary in Armenian

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Learning a new language opens a window into understanding another culture and its people. One of the essential elements of everyday conversation is discussing the weather. This article will introduce you to some basic weather vocabulary in Armenian, a beautiful language spoken by millions worldwide.

Եղանակ (Yeghanak) – Weather
This refers to the general state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time, concerning heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
Այսօր եղանակը շատ լավ է: (Aysor yeghanak@ shat lav e.) – The weather today is very good.

Արև (Arev) – Sun
The star at the center of the solar system, which is the primary source of light and heat for the Earth.
Արևն այսօր շատ տաք է: (Arevn aysor shat tak e.) – The sun is very hot today.

Ամպ (Amp) – Cloud
A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground.
Երկինքը լի է ամպերով: (Yerkin@ li e amperov.) – The sky is full of clouds.

Անձրև (Andzrev) – Rain
Water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops.
Արդյոք այսօր անձրև կտեղա: (Ardyok aysor andzrev ktega?) – Will it rain today?

Ձյուն (Dzyun) – Snow
Precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals.
Ձյունը արդեն սկսել է: (Dzyun@ arden sksel e.) – The snow has already started.

Կայծակ (Kaytsak) – Lightning
A sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs typically during a thunderstorm, which produces a flash of light.
Կայծակը շատ սարսափելի էր: (Kaytsaky shat sarsapeli e.) – The lightning was very frightening.

Երկաթում (Erkatum) – Thunder
The sound caused by the rapid expansion of the air around a lightning bolt.
Երկաթումը հնչեց հենց մեր տան վրա: (Erkatumy hnchets henc mer tan vra.) – The thunder rumbled right over our house.

Օդի ճնշման (Odi jnshman) – Atmospheric pressure
The pressure exerted by the weight of the atmosphere, which at sea level has a mean value of 1013.25 millibars (or hectopascals).
Օդի ճնշմանը բարձրացում է: (Odi jnshman@ bardzracum e.) – The atmospheric pressure is rising.

Կամարջականյան ջերմություն (Kamarjakanyan jermut’yun) – Greenhouse effect
The trapping of the sun’s warmth in a planet’s lower atmosphere due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet’s surface.
Կամարջականյան ջերմությունը բերում է գլոբալ տաքանալու: (Kamarjakanyan jermut’yun@ berum e global takanaloo.) – The greenhouse effect leads to global warming.

Ջերմաստիճան (Jermastichan) – Temperature
The degree of internal heat of a person’s body or the atmosphere.
Հիմա ջերմաստիճանը 20 աստիճանն է։ (Hima jermastichany 20 astichany e.) – The temperature now is 20 degrees.

Ծանրամազ (Ts’anramaz) – Humidity
The amount of water vapor present in the air.
Ծանրամազը շատ բարձր է այսօր: (Ts’anramaz@ shat bardzr e aysor.) – The humidity is very high today.

Մառախուղ (Marakhugh) – Fog
A thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the Earth’s surface that obscures or restricts visibility.
Մառախուղը սառույցի նման է: (Marakhughy saruytsi nman e.) – The fog is like ice.

Վառ արև (Varr arev) – Bright sun
Used to describe a day when the sun is shining strongly and there is no cloud covering.
Վառ արևն ինձ հարստացնում է: (Varr arevn indz harstats’num e.) – The bright sun is making me tan.

Ոռոգման հոսք (Vorroghman hosk) – Precipitation
Any form of water – liquid or solid – that falls from clouds and reaches the ground.
Ոռոգման հոսքը պետք է այս քաղաքում: (Voroghman hosky petk’ e ays k’aghak’um.) – Precipitation is needed in this city.

Mastering these weather terms will not only boost your Armenian vocabulary but also help you engage in daily conversations with ease. By talking about the weather, you can start interactions, make small talk, and demonstrate an interest in Armenian culture. Happy learning!

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