Weather

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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Leo is going for a walk in the park, and asks Dani to join him. Dani agrees as it's such a lovely day. Leo is keen to learn how to talk about the weather in Mandarin Chinese, and Dani teaches him as they walk. The Chinese words for weather are not too difficult, but the way the sentences are formed is a little different in Mandarin Chinese.

Of course, the weather changes with the seasons in China, as everywhere else. Dani teaches Leo the words for the four seasons in Mandarin Chinese. Leo is soon able to talk about the weather, and describe the typical weather for each season in Beijing and anywhere else. Dani also teaches him how to understand the phrases used in a typical Mandarin Chinese weather forecast.

The weather and climate in China varies greatly by region. In general the Northern regions are drier and have very cold winters, as well as hot summers. The Central and Southern regions have milder Winters, and are usually hot and humid in the Summer months. The far Western provinces and hot and dry with vast expanses of desert in parts. The usual advice for when to travel to China is Spring or Autumn. This will avoid the extremes that Summer and Winter may bring.



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