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British English weather vocabulary: bit “nippy” or “chilly”

 

The UK is experiencing more cold weather at the moment, with temperatures at 0oC and below. Two useful British English terms to describe such conditions are “nippy” and “chilly”.

EXAMPLES

“Better wrap up warm, it’s chilly out there.” (This means “Wear warm clothes because it’s very cold.”)

“It’s turned a bit nippy again, hasn’t it?” (It’s become cold again.)

“There’s a bit of a nip in the air.” (Means it’s cold. “Nip” is a noun related to “nippy”.)

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