It’s raining lightly.

English: It’s raining lightly.

French: Il pleut légèrement.

Sometimes, your pilots may specify that it’s raining lightly, or that it’s snowing lightly. Whether it’s raining lightly or not so lightly isn’t horribly important to most passengers and we often don’t even translate “lightly”, simply opting instead for just “rain” or “snow”, without specifying how light or heavy it is.

Previously, we saw “turbulences légères” “light turbulence”. (Usually singular in English, plural in French).

If you wish to translate “raining lightly” or “snowing lightly”, you can add on “légèrement” “lightly”.

Léger/Légère=Light (not heavy)


Il pleut légèrement=It’s raining lightly

Il neige légèrement=It’s snowing lightly


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