New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Talking About Weather

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We're excited to announce that 席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana) has just published "Talking About Weather", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Talking About Weather
Tán Tiānqì
谈天气

A:

Today the weather is really nice!
Jīntiān tiānqì zhēnhǎo!
今天天气真好!

B:

Yes!
Shì a!
是啊!

A:

How's the weather tomorrow?
Míngtiān tiānqì zěnmeyàng?
明天天气怎么样?

B:

The weather forecast said it's going to rain tomorrow.
Tiānqì yùbào shuō míngtiān yǒuyǔ.
天气预报说明天有雨。

A:

What's the highest temperature tomorrow?
Míngtiān zuìgāo qìwēn shì duōshǎo?
明天最高气温是多少?
Note: "qìwēn" = "air temperature"

B:

It seems it's 35 degrees.
Hǎoxiàng shì 35 dù.
好像是35度。

Announcer:

The Second Day
Dìèr Tiān
第二天

A:

Today is really hot. Can you turn on the air conditioner?
Jīntiān zhēn rè, kěyǐ kāi kōngtiáo ma?
今天真热,可以开空调吗?

B:

Of course. The wind is blowing outside.
Dāngrán. Wàimiàn guāfēng le.
当然。外面刮风了。

Announcer:

20 Minutes Later
Èrshí Fēnzhōng Hòu
二十分钟后

B:

It is raining.
Xiàyǔle.
下雨了。

A:

Now it is too cold. Could you turn off the air conditioner?
Xiànzài tài lěng le. Kěyǐ guān kōngtiáo ma?
现在太冷了。可以关空调吗?

B:

Okay.
Hǎode.
好的。

Announcer:

Weather Report
Tiānqì Yùbào
天气预报

Weather Reporter:

Tomorrow in the daytime, sunny turns into cloudy.
Míngtiān báitiān, qíngzhuǎnduōyún.
明天白天,晴转多云。

Southeast wind, wind strength 2 or 3.
Dōngnánfēng, fēnglì èr sān jí.
东南风,风力二三级。
Note: "Wind strength 2" means the speed of the wind is 6-11 km/h; a strength of 3 equals 12-19km/h.

The highest temperature will be twenty-nine degrees.
Zuìgāo qìwēn èrshíjiǔ dù.
最高气温二十九度。


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