The seasons are ever changing and bring with them a different outlook on life. Learn how to talk to others about which is your favourite season—and explain why!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to say the four seasons in Chinese in different ways
(2) Understand the weather difference in different parts of China
Chinese words and phrase mentioned in this Podcast:
(4) 秋天：Autumn, Fall
Grammar notes: when referring to the past or for more formal use, people say 春 (Spring), 夏 (Summer), 秋 （Autumn）, 冬 （Winter）. These words are usually used in poems and Chengyu (a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions); people don’t usually speak like this in daily communications nowadays. Alternatively, you can also say: 春季（Spring）, 夏季（Summer）, 秋季（Autumn）, 冬季（Winter）.
(7)不喜欢：Don ‘t like
(8)你最喜欢什么季节？: Which is your favourite season?
(9)我最喜欢（秋天）：My favourite season is (Autumn)
(10)我最喜欢北京的秋天：My favourite season in Beijing is Autumn
(11)我不喜欢北京的夏天：I don’t like the summer in Beijing
(12)我不喜欢北京的冬天：I don’t like the winter in Beijing
(1) In general, the northern part of China is colder than the south. Eg. 东三省（黑龙江省，吉林省，辽宁省）The three north eastern provinces (Heilongjiang, Jilin,l Liaoning province) are currently, in February, around -12 degrees, which is rather cold. However, in the south in Hainan province, it is now around 27s—quite a huge difference from the north
(2) Kunming：is also called “Spring city”，and is located in Yunnan province in the south west of China. It’s often described by Chinese as follows: “四季如春“－（All four seasons are spring）as it has very comfortable temperature throughout the year of between 15-25 degrees. It’s also a popular and beautiful city for travelling.
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