If you are planning a trip or, maybe, even just going to the office, it’s well worth to know how to find out about the temperature. Do I need a jacket, or scarf, or, possibly, just go in a short sleeved shirt or top?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to tell different temperatures in Chinese

(2) How to talk about specific days such as yesterday, today, tomorrow and others

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

(1)温度:Temperature Grammar notes:

温度is a general term in Chinese. It can mean body temperature, weather temperature and many other temperatures. But if you want to be more specific, you can say:

体温:body temperature

气温:weather temperature

(2)今天温度是多少:What is the temperature today?

(3)明天温度是多少:What will be the temperature tomorrow?

(4)前天:the day before yesterday

(5)昨天:yesterday

(6)今天:today

(7)明天:tomorrow

(8)后天:the day after tomorrow

Grammar notes: To ask about the temperature on a specific day, you can follow this pattern: ()多少度:What is the temperature ( )?

Eg:

今天多少度:What is the temperature today?

明天多少度:What is the temperature tomorrow?

后天多少度: What is the temperature the day after tomorrow?

To answer:

今天27摄氏度:Today is 27 degrees Celsius

明天27摄氏度: Tomorrow will be 27 degrees Celsius

摄氏度:degrees Celsius

度:casual version of degrees Celsius

Cultural notes: China is now using Celsius(摄氏度). So you will hear people say

今天27摄氏度:Today is 27 degrees Celsius Or in short (and causal):

今天27度:Today is 27 degrees (but it also means degrees Celsius) In formal weather reports in China, people will say 摄氏度。

In daily communications, people will just say 度。

(9)零下:Below zero

(10)零下10度:10 degrees below zero

(11)昨天零下10度:Yesterday was 10 degrees below zero

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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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