"El chirimiri"
Spanish B1 writing exercise

Learn about the rain in the Basque Country, in northern Spain.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to bother" and "humidity".

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Here in the Basque Country, the continuous and fine rain is called 'chirimiri'. It bothers me a lot when it rains like this, because you end up getting soaked even if you think it's raining very little. Therefore, you always have to carry an umbrella in your bag or backpack. You can't trust a sunny day, as the weather is similar to that of England, and the four seasons of the year can appear during the same day. Besides, there is quite a bit of humidity.

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