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Talk About Pleasant Weather

When you’re hanging out with friends or meeting new people at a party, the weather is quite the popular conversation starter. It is the same in China. Let see how to express pleasant weather in Chinese.

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今 天 天 气 真 好 !

jīn tiān tiān qì zhēn hǎo !

The weather is really nice today!

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, 这 样 的 天 气 最 舒 服

shì a , zhè yànɡ de tiān qì zuì shū fu ,

Yes, it’s the most comfortable weather,

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也 不

bù lěnɡ yě bú rè 。

neither hot nor cold.

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昨 天 一 直 下 雨

zuó tiān yì zhí xià yǔ ,

It rained all the time yesterday,

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今 天 雨 停 了天 空 了 , 真 漂 亮 !

jīn tiān yǔ tínɡ le , tiān kōnɡ yě lán le , zhēn piào liɑnɡ !

But today the rain stopped, and the sky has been blue, so beautiful!

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我 们 去 公 园 走 走 怎 么 样 ?

wǒ men qù ɡōnɡ yuán zǒu zou zěn me yànɡ ?

How about going for a run in the park?

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好 啊 , 我 们 现 在 去 吧!

hǎo a , wǒ men xiàn zài qù bɑ!

Good idea, let's go now!

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Vocabulary to know

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今天 [ jīn tiān ] (n)

Today

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今 天 是 几 号 ?

jīn tiān shì jǐ hào ?

What’s the date today?

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天气 [ tiān qì ] (n)

Weather

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今 天 天 气 真 好 。

jīn tiān tiān qì zhēn hǎo 。

Today is fine.

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真 [ zhēn ] (adv)

Really, indeed

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今 天 真 热 !

jīn tiān zhēn rè !

It is hot today!

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啊 [ a ] (part)

Used at the end of the sentence to indicate confirmation or defense

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是 啊,时 间 过 得 很 快 !

shì a , shí jiān ɡuò de hěn kuài !

Yes, time flies !

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最 [ zuì ] (adv)

Most, to the greatest extent

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我 最 喜 欢 吃 苹 果。

wǒ zuì xǐ huɑn chī pínɡ ɡuǒ。

Apple is my favourite.

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舒服 [ shū fu ] (adj)

Comfortable

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我 的 卧 室 很 舒 服。

wǒ de wò shì hěn shū fu 。

My bedroom is very comfortable.

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冷 [ lěng ] (adj)

Cold

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冬 天 的 时 候 很 冷。

dōnɡ tiān de shí hou hěn lěnɡ 。

It's very cold in winter.

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热 [ rè ] (adj)

Hot

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我 觉 得 很 热。

wǒ jué de hěn rè 。

I feel so hot.

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也 [ yě ] (adv)

Also, too

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我 也 不 认 识 他。

wǒ yě bú rèn shi tā。

I don't know him either.

Rules of Grammar

真 zhēn

"真 zhēn"  means "really,  truly".  It is used only in exclamatory sentences and it is placed before an adjective.

Example: 

  • 你真好!nǐ zhēn hǎo !(You are so nice!)

  • 今天真热!jīn tiān zhēn rè !(It’s truly hot today!)

也 yě

The adverb ” 也 yě ” means ” also, too ” . It is used to indicate that two or several things are in common.


"也 yě" is placed before a verb or verb phrase. Not like “too” in English, ” 也 yě “ cannot be placed at the end of the sentence.


"也 yě" can also be used with adjectives, the structure is " Subject + 也 yě  (+ Adv *) + Adj ".  (* Remember, in Chinese,  an adverb like " 很 hěn、非常 fēi chánɡ " is generally used before an adjective in such a pattern).

Example: 

  • 我 也 喜 欢。Wǒ yě xǐ huan。  (I also like it.)

  • 我 也 是 学 生。Wǒ yě shì xué sheng. (I also is a student, or, I is a student, too.)
    Note that it is incorrect to write it as, " 我是学生。Wǒ shì xué sheng  。"

  • 昨 天 很 冷,今 天 也 很 冷。zuótiān hěn lěng,jīntiān yě hěn lěng。 
    (Yesterday was cold, and today is also cold.)

了 le

"了 le" has various ways to use it.  If " 了 le " is used as a particle, its purpose is to tell an action has been completed.


"了 le" is placed at the end of the sentence to indicate a change of a new situation or status. The structure is " Subject + Adj/V + 了 le。 "

Example: 

  • 下雨了。xià yǔ le。(It's raining.)

  • 我饿了。wǒ è le。(I'm hungry.)

Write Chinese

今天 [jīn tiān] (n)

天气 [tiān qì] (n)

Extended Learning

Let’s learn more specific words related to weather as follows. 
While learning these words, think about what is the weather like for you today?

  • 晴天 qínɡ tiān (sunny day)

  • 阴天yīn tiān (cloudy day)

  • 下雪 xià xuě (snowy day)

  • 下雨 xià yǔ (raining)

  • 温暖 wēn nuǎn (warm)

  • 凉爽 liánɡ shuǎnɡ (cool)

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