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English: Hail

French: Grêle

Just to cover our bases for weather, let’s talk quickly about hail.

Hail=Grêle (f)

Hail is uncommon and even when it does fall, it’s usually very short-lived. Therefore, your pilots will rarely get the chance to announce that it’s hailing. They may say that there’s reports of hail in the area. As a flight attendant, you also won’t need to translate this very often either. Though if the occasion does arise, you can say that “it’s hailing.”

Grêler=To hail

Using "il" as an impersonal pronoun again, we can follow the same pattern as "il pleut" and "il neige" (it's raining, it's snowing).

Il grêle=It’s hailing


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Flight Attendant Souvenirs. Souvenirs d’un agent de bord. Hong Kong 2014. Well, as expected, Hong Kong is a big, densely-populated city. Taking the ferry between the mainland and the island is cheap, easy, and offers a great view of the skyline. Taking the cable car up on the island offers great views as well.


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