We all have our favourites. Whether it is a season, an item or a person, we all like or seriously dislike things or other people. Don’t be left behind, find out how to talk about what you appreciate, and what you don’t!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to say like/dislike, love and hate

(2) How to use these words to describe seasons, people and others things

Chinese words and phrase mentioned in this Podcast:



(2)我喜欢春天:I like Spring

(3)我喜欢你:I like you


(5)我爱你:I love you

(6)我很爱你:I love you very much! Dislike/Hate

(7)不喜欢:Don’t like



(10)我讨厌你:I dislike you

(11)我恨你:I hate you!

(12)最:the most, extreme

Grammar Notes:

(1) If you want to describe the weather or season you like or dislike, the words 喜欢/讨厌 (like/dislike) are the most common ones to use:


我讨厌下雨:I don’t like rain

我喜欢春天:I like Spring

我不喜欢春天 or 我讨厌春天:I don’t like Spring If you want to describe a person you like or dislike, you can use:

Eg. 我喜欢你:I like you

我不喜欢你or 我讨厌你:I don’t like you Or if you want to move to a stronger and more intensive level, you can use:

我爱你:I love you!

我很爱你:I love you very much!

我恨你:I hate you!

我很恨你:I hate you very much!

(3) 最:the most, extreme 最is a very useful word in Chinese. Here you can use it to make it the highest and most extreme level when you describe someone or something.

我喜欢你:I like you

我最喜欢你:I like you the best

我讨厌你:I hate you

我最讨厌你:I hate you the most

我爱你:I love you

我最爱你:I love you the most

我喜欢春天:I like Spring

我最喜欢春天:I like Spring the best

New Year Wishes: No matter where you are in the world, we’d like to wish you a truly Happy Chinese New Year! We wish you all the best for the coming new year- the year of Monkey! Thanks to you all for your great support and comments and we’ll see you again in the New Year!

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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