The basics of weather vocabulary are covered in this lesson, taught by Lucky! Find-out more at http://HowToChinese.com!
Mandarin Chinese Weather: Video #27 Transcript
Dàjiā wǎnshang hǎo. Huānyíng shōukàn tiānqì yùbào jiémù. Wèilái sāntiān nèi wǒ shì zuìgāo qìwēn jiāng dádào sānshíwǔ dù. Yùjì jīnyè dào míngtiān, qíngtiān, xīnán fēng zhuǎn nánfēng, èr dào sān jí, èrshísān dào sānshíliù dù. Míngtiān yèli dào hòutiān,qíng zhuǎn duōyún,nánfēng zhuǎn dōngnán fēng,èr dào sān jí, èrshíwǔ dào sānshíliù dù.Yùjì dào xiàzhōuyī,duō yún, dōngnán fēng, èr dào sān jí, èrshíwǔ dào sānshíwǔ dù. 大家晚上好，欢迎收看天气预报节目。未来三天内我市最高气温将达到三十六度。预计今夜到明天，晴天，西南风转南风，二到三级，二十三到三十六度。明天夜里到后天，晴转多云，南风转东南风，二到三级，二十五到三十六度。预计到下周一，多云，东南风，二到三级，二十五到三十度。
What I said might sound complicated to you now but it’s actually quite easy, you already have most of the vocabulary needed so we’ll just break it down.
Degree Celsius is shèshì dù 摄氏度, du is widely used for short. Then 25 degree Celsius is èrshíwǔ dù. 36 degree Celsius is sānshíliù dù.
We have covered directions before: North is běi 北, South is nán 南, East dōng东 and West is xī 西, Southwest is xīnán 西南, Southeast, dōngnán 东南, Northwest xīběi 西北, Northeast dōngběi 东北. So if I tell you wind is Fēng in Mandarin Chinese. Then you can make the relevant phrases.
nán fēng 南风 is South wind, North wind is běi fēng 北风，dōngnán fēng 东南风 is Southeast wind, xīnán fēng 西南风 is Southwest wind, Northwest wind is xīběi fēng 西北风, Northeast wind is dōngběi fēng 东北风.
Zhuǎn 转 means turn, so ‘Northeast wind turns to North wind’ is dōngběi fēng zhuǎn běi fēng 东北风转北风, ‘Southeast wind turns to East wind’ is dōngnán fēng zhuǎn dōng fēng 东南风转东风, ‘South wind turns to Southeast wind ‘is nán fēng zhuǎn dōngnán fēng 南风转东南风. The wind speed is measured by jí 级 in China, foe example: èrjí 二级:(1.6～3.3m/s) is considered a light breeze while sānjí 三级:(3.4～5.4)m/s is considered a gentle breeze.
The next thing described was showers, rainy is Yǔ(tiān) 雨（天）, when it rains heavily, there is a thunder shower or thunderstorm, that is léizhènyǔ雷阵雨. and sunny is qíng(tiān)晴（天）, while cloudy is duōyún/yīn(tiān)多云/阴（天）.
A lot that has to do with daily weather is based on numbers, which we reviewed extensively across several videos so far so that part is easy.
Now, let’s see other city’s weather and review all the things together.
Show the picture and report them one by one. Běijīng qíng 北京 晴 28/36 Shànghǎi duōyún 上海 多云 25/28 tiānjīn yǔ 天津 雨20/25
chóngqìng qíng 重庆 晴32/36
Of course, there are many other weather vocabularies we can learn, but today I would like to give you a simple weather report. If you want to know more, leave me comments below.
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Good class! Your homework for this lesson is to tell me the weather in your local area right now! Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Zaijian.