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Comparing Weather in Taipei and Beijing

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ID: 2917 Intermediate
In this lesson, we're comparing the weather in Beijing with that of Taipei. Learn some great adjectives and idioms to describe the weather and the different seasons. Photo by Matt@PEK
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气候 qìhòu climate
抓狂 zhuākuáng to go crazy
潮湿 cháoshī humid
湿润 shīrùn moist
台北的气候真是太让人抓狂啦!忒潮湿呀!让人心烦气躁。
Táiběi de qìhòu zhēn shì tài ràngrén zhuākuáng la !tè cháoshī ya !ràngrén xīnfánqìzào 。
The weather in Taipei really does drive you crazy! It's so humid! It really makes you irritable.
我倒是觉得挺舒服的呀,冬天一点儿也不冷,还很湿润。
wǒ dào shì juéde tǐng shūfu de ya ,dōngtiān yīdiǎnr5 yě bù lěng ,hái hěn shīrùn 。
I actually think it's really nice. The winter isn't a bit cold and its so moist.
你常年住在北京,和北京比起来,台湾当然没那么冷了!
nǐ chángnián zhùzài Běijīng ,hé Běijīng bǐqǐlai ,Táiwān dāngrán méi nàme lěng le !
You've lived in Beijing for many years, compared with Beijing, of course Taiwan isn't that cold!
是啊,北京冬天是冰天雪地,台北冬天是细雨绵绵。
shì a ,Běijīng dōngtiān shì bīngtiānxuědì ,Táiběi dōngtiān shì xì yǔ miánmián 。
Really, Beijing is an ice palace in winter, it drizzles continuously in Taipei in winter.
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