Leo and Dani are walking in the park in Beijing on a nice sunny Spring Day. Dani is teaching Leo how to talk about the weather in Mandarin Chinese, and the new words and phrases he needs to know. The Chinese words for rain, wind, snow are not difficult, but the sentences in Mandarin Chinese for describing the weather are formed a little differently than in English.
When talking about the weather in Mandarin Chinese, the words for the seasons are also essential. Leo learns the Mandarin Chinese for the four seasons, and how to describe the usual weather in each season. Leo also learns how to say what the weather will be like tomorrow in Chinese. The Chinese way of describing heavy rain or light rain is also surprisingly simple!
China is prone to severe weather events. Heavy rainfalls in the central valleys often lead to flooding. China has tried to tame the waterways with a multitude of dam projects, including the Three Gorges Dam. It has long been the ambition of various Chinese leaders to divert the excess rainfall of the central provinces to the drier Northern provinces, a goal that has alluded Chinese planners to this day!
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Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.