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

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1.
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Nǐ zhīdào bu zhīdào Běijīng xiàtiān rè bu rè?
你知道不知道北京夏天热不热?
你知道不知道北京夏天熱不熱?
Do you know if summer in Beijing is hot or not?
2.
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Wǒ bú tài qīngchǔ.
我不太清楚。
我不太清楚。
I am not clear.
3.
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Wǒ méiyou zài Běijīng zhù guò.
我没有在北京住过。
我沒有在北京住過。
I didn not live in Beijing.
4.
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Wǒ tīngshuō xiàtiān bú tài rè.
我听说夏天不太热。
我聽說夏天不太熱。
I heard that summer is not too hot.
5.
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Yìbān shì duōshǎo dù?
一般是多少度?
一般是多少度?
What's the temperature generally?
6.
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Yìbān shì sānshí dù zuǒyòu.
一般是三十度左右。
一般是三十度左右。
It is generally around 30 degrees.
7.
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Shì shèshì sānshí dù, duì bu duì?
是摄氏三十度,对不对?
是攝氏三十度,對不對?
It is 30 degrees by Centigrade, is it correct?
8.
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Duì, huáshì jiǔshí dù zuǒyòu.
对,华氏九十度左右。
對,華氏九十度左右。
Right, it is around 90 degrees by Ferenheit.
9.
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Dōngtiān yídìng hén lěng ba?
冬天一定很冷吧?
冬天一定很冷吧?
It must be very cold in winter.
10.
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Shìde. Dōngtiān jīngcháng xià xue.
是的,冬天经常下雪。
是的,冬天經常下雪。
Yes. It often snows in winter.
11.
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Yǒude shíhòu xué hěn dà.
有的时候雪很大。
有的時候雪很大。
Sometimes snow is very heavy.
12.
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Běijīng rén jiālǐ yǒu méiyou nuǎnqì?
北京人家里有没有暖气?
北京人家裡有沒有暖氣?
Do people in Beijing have heating at home?
13.
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Yǒu.
有。
有。
(Yes, they) have.
Notes
  • 'méiyou...guò' in 'méiyou zài Běijīng zhù guò' is an important construction in Chinese. It means somebody does not have experience of doing something. This construction will be explained in detail later.

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