Open Class Chinese - Daily Mandarin-

Talk About Weather

People often love to talk about the weather, it is always a good way of breaking the ice especially when starting a conversation. It is quite the same in China. Let us see how to use Mandarin to talk about weather to kick started your conversation whenever necessary as follows.

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Chen Wei is walking in the park with Jia Jia after lunch. Watch below video and listen to their conversation.

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Talk About Weather

今 天 天 气 真 好 !

jīn tiān tiān qì zhēn hǎo!

The weather is so good today!

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Talk About Weather

来 公 园  散 散 步  , 多 舒 服 啊 !

lái ɡōnɡ yuán sàn sàn bù , duō shū fu a !

It is very comfortable to have a walk in the park!

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Talk About Weather

是 啊 ! 昨 天 明 明 还 下 着 大 雨 ,

shì a ! zuó tiān mínɡ mínɡ hái xià zhe dà yǔ ,

What! Yesterday, it was still raining heavily,

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Talk About Weather

今 天 就 出 大 太 阳 了!

jīn tiān jiù chū dà tài yánɡ le!

but the sun is shining today!

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Talk About Weather

天 气 预 报 说 , 今 天 天 气 晴 朗 呢.

tiān qì yù bào shuō , jīn tiān tiān qì qínɡ lǎnɡ ne.

The weather forecast said that the weather is sunny today.

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Talk About Weather

你 一 直 撑 着 雨 伞 干 嘛 ?

nǐ yì zhí chēnɡ zhe yú sǎn ɡàn mɑ?

Why don’t you still hold with an umbrella?

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Talk About Weather

太 阳 那 么 大 , 我 怕 晒 黑  !

tài yánɡ nà me dà , wǒ pà shài hēi!

The sunlight is so bright, I am afraid of getting tanned.

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Talk About Weather

一 个 大 男 人 , 还 怕 什 么 变 黑 的 。

yí ɡè dà nán rén , hái pà shén me biàn hēi de 。

A big man, afraid of your skin getting tanned.

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Talk About Weather

你 沒 听 说 过 吗 ? 一 白 遮 三 丑 。

nǐ méi tīnɡ shuō ɡuò mɑ ? yì bái zhē sān chǒu 。

Haven’t you heard of it? White skin can hide three ugly shortcomings.

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Content

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Vocabulary to know

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散步 [ sàn bù ] (v-o)

Go for a walk

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我 们 去 公 园 散 散 步 吧 !

wǒ men qù ɡōnɡ yuán sàn sàn bù bɑ !

Let's go for a walk in the park!

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多 (多么) [ duō (duō me) ] (adv)

HSK L3 Unit 16

Very, to a great extent

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快 看, 这 儿 多 么 漂 亮 啊 !

kuài kàn , zhèr duō me piāo liàng ā !

Look, how beautiful this place is!

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明明 [ mínɡ mínɡ ] (adv)

Obviously, undoubtedly

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你 明 明 就 是 这 么 说 的!

nǐ mínɡ mínɡ jiù shì zhè me shuō de!

That's exactly what you said!

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着 [ zhe ] (part)

Used after a verb to express action in progress

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外 面 下 着 大 雨 。

wài miàn xià zhe dà yǔ 。

It's raining heavily outside.

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太阳 [ tài yánɡ ] (n)

A little / some

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今 天 是 阴 天,没 有 太 阳。

jīn tiān shì yīn tiān , méi yǒu tài yáng 。

There is no sun and it's cloudy today.

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