Gusts of wind

FrankC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Gusts of wind

Could one choose 'coups de vent' as an alternative to 'rafales'?
Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Frank,

I haven't carried out the exercise, but what occurs to me is the question of degree.

My understanding is that "rafales" tend to be more associated with persistent blustery weather.

"Coup de vent" is more of a gust(s) but not to the degree of being so stormy as above for "rafales"

So it's a question of context as to which term is most apt for the exercise.

Hope this helps.

Jim

FrankC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks, Jim.  After writing this question, it occurred to me that it could be a question of degree as you have pointed out.  These nuances are one of the challenges for us as students.  Best wishes.

Gusts of wind

Could one choose 'coups de vent' as an alternative to 'rafales'?

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