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Learn Chinese 12 : What's the weather like here?

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Click on the speaker icon of each sentence and listen to the recording. Each sentence follows this pattern : Pinyin (that's Chinese written in Latin characters), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and the English translation of the sentence.
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John, nǐmen nàr tiānqì zénmeyàng?
John,你们那儿天气怎么样?
John, 你們那兒天氣怎麼樣?
John, how's weather like in your area?
2.
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Hái búcuò.
还不错。
還不錯。
Not too bad.
3.
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Xiàtiān rè bu rè?
夏天热不热?
夏天熱不熱?
Is it hot in summer?
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Háihǎo, bú tài rè, yìbān bāshí dù zuǒyòu.
还好,不太热,一般八十度左右。
還好,不太熱,一般八十度左右。
It is OK, not too hot. It is generally around 80 degrees.
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Dōngtiān lěng bu lěng?
冬天冷不冷?
冬天冷不冷?
Is it cold in winter?
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Dōngtiān bǐjiào lěng, cháng xià xuě, kěshì bú tài dà.
冬天比较冷,常下雪,可是不太大。
冬天比較冷,常下雪,可是不太大。
It is fairly cold in winter. It snows often, but (snow) is not heavy.
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Nǐmen nàr shénme shíhòu zuì shūfu?
你们那儿什么时候最舒服?
你們那兒什麼時候最舒服?
When is the most comfortable time in your area?
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Qiūtiān zuì hǎo, bù lěng yě bú rè.
秋天最好,不冷也不热。
秋天最好,不冷也不熱。
Fall is the best. It is neither cold nor hot.
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Kěshì yǒude shíhòu xià yǔ.
可是有的时候下雨。
可是有的時候下雨。
But it rains sometimes.
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Chángcháng xià yǔ ma?
常常下雨吗?
常常下雨嗎?
Does it rain often?
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Bùcháng xià yǔ.
不常下雨。
不常下雨。
It does not rain often.
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Nà nǐmen nàr tiānqì hái búcuò.
那你们那儿天气还不错。
那你們那兒天氣還不錯。
Well, your weather is not bad.
Notes
  • 'nǐmen nàr' [you there] sounds an awkward in English, while it is a frequently used expression in Chinese. It refers the place where your are. 'wǒmen zhèr' means 'the place where we are'.
  • 'hái' in 'hái búcuò', 'hái hǎo' carries the meaning of 'fairly' or 'possibly'.

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