Following on from the last Podcast, learn more about the weather and the regional variations across China. Make sure you know how to tell someone just how you feel about many people’s favourite topic of conversation—the weather!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to tell different temperature in Chinese

(2) How to ask questions about the temperature in Chinese.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

(1) 欢迎收听:Thanks for listening

(2) 我是你们的朋友Song: I am your friend Song

(3) 冷:Cold

(4) 热:Hot

(5) 凉:Cool and chilly

(6) 暖:Warm

(7) 闷热:Hot and humid

(8) 北京的夏天很闷热:Beijing’s summer is hot and humid

(9) 暖:Warm Note: In daily communications, people usually say 暖和 to describe warm. Eg. 今天挺暖和的:Today is quite warm

(10) 很:Very (11) 非常:Very (12) 挺:Quite

Grammar notes: to qualify or describe different temperatures, you can use “很” or “非常” to describe “very”, or use“挺” to describe “quite” Eg. 今天很冷:Today is very cold 今天非常冷:Today is very cold 今天挺冷的:Today is quite cold

(13): 这件外套很暖和:This coat is very warm

(14)凉:Cool, chilly

(15) 今天挺凉的:Today is quite cool

(16)凉快:Nice and cool

(17)今天挺凉快的:Today is nice and cool Grammar notes: to ask about the temperature today, you can follow this pattern:


今天()吗?:Is it ( ) today? Eg.

今天凉吗?Is it cold today?

今天热吗? Is it hot today?


今天挺()的:Today is quite( ) Eg.

今天挺凉的:Today is quite cold

今天挺热的:Today is quite hot 今天不():Today is not ( ) Eg.

今天不凉:Today is not cold

今天不热:Today is not hot

明天:Tomorrow You can also replace 今天(today)with 明天(tomorrow)to ask about the temperature tomorrow.

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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.