Today let’s talk about weather. Our word of the week this week is风 – ‘wind’.
风 is pronounced fēng
风 (fēng)，The original meaning of wind is a phenomenon of air flow caused by uneven air pressure distribution. In Chinese the word “wind” can also be extended to describe customs and social habits.
风雨交加 （fēng yǔ jiāo jiā）
It can describe weather that is very stormy and rainy with strong wind. Metaphorically it describes a situation of several disasters hitting at the same time.
风平浪静 （fēng píng làng jìng）
Literally: The breeze is still, the waves are quiet. It is an idiom that is used to describe a tranquil and quiet environment.