Wet implies rain, either recent or current, i.e. you're likely to get wet. Humid is about the moisture in the air. When it's humid, it's muggy, sticky, usually hot and sweaty. Counter-intuitively, the air can actually be relatively dry after rain because most of the water is on the ground.
Maybe wet would imply rain a bit too much? At least that's how ot's handled in German, if the weather is wet it requires an umbrella, if it is damp ("feucht") an umbrella won't help. Maybe it's different in English speaking countries?
Come to the Cayman Islands in September and youll understand humid and cloudy
Overcast is usually associated with a flat layer of cloud. Everywhere you look there is a light blocking, layer of cloud with little apparent movement.
Often it is part of a phrase such as ....overcast with a ceiling of three thousand feet...
This is taken to mean that there is relatively good visibility up to the height of three thousand feet. At that point you hit the cloud layer where visibility drops to near zero.
I've never heard that phrase, but it makes perfect sense. What a concise explanation. That deserves a few lingots! Thanks...
Last time I did this excercise DL translated nuageux as cloudy. This time cloudy is incorrect, & they want it as overcast. Same thing???
When that sort of thing happens it is because the computer is guessing at what you wanted to say. It is coming up with synonyms because it thinks you don't understand nuageux.
It thinks that because you made a mistake somewhere in the sentence which invalidates nuageux/cloudy. Eg: you used the wrong article or even simply misspelled nuageux/cloudy. Tense/case conflict, inappropriate article...something was wrong. So it helpfully gives you a different word or even a fairly different sentence as an alternative.
Just because the words are simple to spell and the sentence is easy to translate doesn't mean you didn't make a mistake when typing. It is when I know I am absolutely correct that it takes me a long time to notice a big glaring error in what I actually entered. I know how to spell cloudy so I don't need to look to make sure I didn't accidentally spell it as clouddy. So when the computer sees clouddy it assumes cloudy is beyond my reach and thinks....maybe he can deal with overcast........
Etymology From Old Occitan temps, tems, from Latin tempus, from Proto-Indo-European tempos (“stretch”), from the root temp- (“to stretch, string”). Doublet of tempo.
I "failed" the spoken test. How do I know what was wrong? Once upon a time you could play back what you said. Now I just have to accept that I failed - but that is not helping me to learn. Can't even have another go.
I would never say 'the weather is humid and cloudy in English', I'd say 'It's humid and cloudy'. Is this a DL thing is that actually what you'd say in France?
It is rather common to say in English ...the weather is cloudy at this time of year. Or even ....surprisingly, the weather is humid around here.
In those both those sentences you are saying it is the weather that generates those conditions. It is not always cloudy. It is not always humid. It is the weather that causes it. As the weather changes so will those conditions.
Of course you can drop the weather from your statements and leave it up to the listener to figure out that you mean the conditions are generated by the weather. But you don't have to drop them, which is what you seem to be saying.
is it correct to say: "le temps est naugeux", or should it be "il y a du nauguex", like when saying "il y a du soleil"? please elaborate on your answer, i'm finding it so hard to understand. thanks.
"Le temps est nuageux" = "the weather is cloudy" or "it's cloudy" It describing the weather, is correct.
"Nuageux" is an adjective. If you were going to use "il y a" you would need to follow it with a noun. A cloud = un nuage. Some clouds = des nuages. So, "Il y a des nuages" = "There are some clouds". "Il y a du nuageux" = "There are some cloudy" = Wrong. Also, note the spelling of "nuage" Hope that helps.
Thank you. May I ask if you could say, "Il fait nuageux?" Is one more appropriate than the other?
That's interesting. Thanks. I thought it had to be follwed by a noun. I Need to get to grips with my grammar! So much to learn :/...
Eh I typed in the correct answer (no spelling errors, even the capital letter and interpunction) and it says oops that is not correct, showing me the answer which is exactly what I typed???
So i clicked the word 'humide' and the synonyms that came up were 'humid', 'damp' and 'rainy'. I used humid and damp when doing this sentence previously and got it correct. So in an effort to increase my vocabulary i used 'rainy' and got it wrong. Can anyone tell me why 'the weather is rainy and cloudy' wrong? Why would Duolingo put synonyms for a word and then say that it is incorrect?
Because humid weather is often rainy and the terms could be used in some circumstances interchangeably. But humid and rainy are different things. They don't refer to the same thing just things that sometimes appear together.
I thought for the word 'humide' we use 'il fait' and for 'nuageux' we use 'le temps est'. Can you please explain this sentence structure?
"il fait" is for words not specifically related to weather, like "hot" (chaud) or "cold" (froid).
CAN YOU BE OK WITH THE WEATHER IS CLOUDY AND HUMID TWO WORD MIX UP TWO WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT OK
I put 'the weather is cloudy and humid' but it didn't accept. Does anyone have a reason.
Yes. The reason is that you didn't translate the French sentence. You interpreted it. Nothing wrong with that unless you are trying to convince a computer you understand the French words as they were given to you.
A direct translation of the French, which is what the computer expected, is.......humid and cloudy.....
You substituted your arrangement of the sentence where it is humid and cloudy and replaced it with cloudy and humid. For all the computer knows, you really believe that humide means cloudy and nuage means humid.
What else would you expect of the computer? It asked for a direct translation of the words humide and nuageux in that order and you said.....cloudy and humid.