With more and more people wanting to travel these days, talking about comparisons between places is inevitable. One place will be more to the liking of some, whilst another place might appeal to others. It might be the food or the weather or, indeed, a multitude of other factors which people compare…
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To compare two different cities or locations
(ii) How to describe the features of one place compared to another
Dialogue: A father and daughter are comparing different places:
(diàn huà líng xiǎng)
(the phone rings)
Wéi nín hǎo?
Wéi, lǎo bà, shì wǒ ā! Wǒ ān quán dǐ dá Jiù Jīn Shān le!
Hello, dad, it’s me! I have arrived in San Francisco safely.
Āi yōu wǒ guī nǚ, yī qiè dōu hǎo me? Nà biān er zěn me yàng ā?
Hello daughter, is everything okay? How are things over there?
Dōu hěn hǎo, nín fàng xīn! Zhǐ shì, zhè biān de xià tiān hé Běi Jīng wán quán bù yī yàng ai. Běi Jīng dōu mēn rè sǐ le, yī dào zhè biān, suī rán tài yáng tǐng dà, dàn qì wēn tè bié liáng, wǒ dōu chuān shàng jiá kè le.
Everything is good, don’t worry. The only thing is the summer here is totally different from Beijing. Beijing is so hot and stuffy. When I got here, although it’s sunny, it’s very chilly so I had to put on my jacket.
Shì ma, kě bié gǎn mào ā! Zì jǐ zhào gù hǎo zì jǐ!
Is that so? Don’t catch a cold! Take care of yourself!
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
闷热：hot and stuffy
感冒：catch a cold
照顾：take care of
‘喂’ (wéi) which means ‘hello’ is only for telephone conversations in Chinese Facebook It might be Beijing or it might be San Francisco but, in any event, Learn Mandarin Now Podcast 134 will help you learn to compare different places around the globe. Our Podcasts can be followed five days a week, and listening to them regularly will increase your effectiveness of studying Mandarin Chinese!
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