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
Tan2 Tian1qi4
谈天气

A:

Today the weather is really nice!
Jin1tian1 tian1qi4 zhen1hao3!
今天天气真好!

B:

Yes!
Shi4 a!
是啊!

A:

How's the weather tomorrow?
Ming2tian1 tian1qi4 zen3meyang4?
明天天气怎么样?

B:

The weather forecast said it's going to rain tomorrow.
Tian1qi4 yu4bao4 shuo1 ming2tian1 you3yu3.
天气预报说明天有雨。

A:

What's the highest temperature tomorrow?
Ming2tian1 zui4gao1 qi4wen1 shi4 duo1shao3?
明天最高气温是多少?
Note: "qi4wen1" = "air temperature"

B:

It seems it's 35 degrees.
Hao3xiang4 shi4 san1shi2wu5 du4.
好像是35度。

Announcer:

The Second Day
Di4er4 Tian1
第二天

A:

Today is really hot. Can you turn on the air conditioner?
Jin1tian1 zhen1 re4, ke3yi3 kai1 kong1tiao2 ma?
今天真热,可以开空调吗?

B:

Of course. The wind is blowing outside.
Dang1ran2. Wai4mian4 gua1feng1 le.
当然。外面刮风了。

Announcer:

20 Minutes Later
Er4shi2 Fen1zhong1 Hou4
二十分钟后

B:

It is raining.
Xia4yu3le.
下雨了。

A:

Now it is too cold. Could you turn off the air conditioner?
Xian4zai4 tai4 leng3 le. Ke3yi3 guan1 kong1tiao2 ma?
现在太冷了。可以关空调吗?

B:

Okay.
Hao3de.
好的。

Announcer:

Weather Report
Tian1qi4 Yu4bao4
天气预报

Weather Reporter:

Tomorrow in the daytime, sunny turns into cloudy.
Ming2tian1 bai2tian1, qing2zhuan3duo1yun2.
明天白天,晴转多云。

Southeast wind, wind strength 2 or 3.
Dong1nan2feng1, feng1li4 er4 san1 ji2.
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.
Zui4gao1 qi4wen1 er4shi2jiu3 du4.

最高气温二十九度。 


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