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It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity

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ID: 1501 Intermediate
In the eternal "north vs. south" debate, one of the key issues is always climate. The north gets colder, it's true, but at least the air is dry. Meanwhile, down south everyone suffers through damp cold and sticky, drippy summers. This lesson will equip you with all the Chinese vocabulary to discuss these most pressing of climate issues.
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世博会 Shìbóhuì World Expo
受不了 shòubuliǎo to be unable to bear
难受 nánshòu uncomfortable
compared to
nǐ huílai la ?Shìbóhuì zěnmeyàng ?
You're back! How was the World Expo?
tǐng hǎo de 。bùguò wǒ zhēn shòubuliǎo Shànghǎi de tiānqì ,rè de nánshòu 。
It was pretty nice, but I really can't handle Shanghai weather. It's uncomfortably hot.
Běijīng zhè jǐ tiān yě hěn rè ,wǒ kàn qìwēn bǐ Shànghǎi hái gāo 。
It's been really hot in Beijing lately too. I noticed the temperature is even hotter than in Shanghai.
Běijīng qìwēn shì bù dī ,dàn zánmen zhèr shì gānrè 。Shànghǎi nàr shì shīrè 。
Beijing certainly isn't cool, but it's a dry heat. In Shanghai it's damp and hot.
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