"The storm is picking up."

Translation:La tempête se lève.

January 30, 2018



Why not "l'orage"?

January 31, 2018


"L'orage se lève" is an accepted translation.

February 2, 2018


Was that not accepted? I also thought them fairly synonymous.

Perhaps it is because "une tempête " is generally characterised by very strong wind, while "un orage " is characterised by thunder and lightning (between clouds or between clouds and the ground). (Ref: WordRef).

With that description in mind, as "se lever", in meteorological terms, is used to describe wind, I could only assume that this is the reason it is referring to une tempête.

Perhaps a native speaker could clarify this for us.

January 31, 2018


Why is 'La tempête devient plus forte" not accepted?

February 4, 2018


Probably because it isn't a close literal translation. Duolingo likes to teach vocabulary in both directions and "la tempête se lever" back translates to "the storm is picking up" so if the sentence can be literally translated, go with that.

February 5, 2018


La tempête est presque là

January 30, 2018


What is wrong with "La tempête est presque là"

January 30, 2018


That means "The storm is nearly here" and indicates it hasn't yet arrived whereas "The storm is picking up" indicates that it has arrived and is intensifying.

"se leve" means "to rise", "to get up" and, in the sense of the wind, "to pick up".
"La tempête se lève" → "The storm is picking up"


January 30, 2018


"L'orage monte" is a phrase I have heard often in the mountains... I would think that it would be acceptable even though it is not a literal translation.

July 13, 2018


Very frustrating! I'm trying to test out but I keep getting dinged for translations that are correct but not to DL's taste. With this one, I said, "la tempête grandit", which seems to be correct, but I was marked wrong.

July 28, 2018


Maybe, "La tempête se renforce" = "The storm is getting stronger"?

December 14, 2018


L'orage remonte? Pourquoi pas?

December 23, 2018


Is there a French equivalent to "The storm has lifted." meaning that the storm has stopped?

February 18, 2019
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