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This Weather Is So Odd

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ID: 2884 Intermediate
“the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” Have you ever tried to plan an outdoor activity that was dependent on the weather? Listen to this lesson where you'll learn ways to say that the weather is changeable and odd, as well how to make plans, and change them. Photo by belindasmilne
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
suddenly
yīn overcast
qíng clear-skies
打篮球 dǎ lánqiú to play basketball
这个星期天气忽阴忽晴的,都不知道明天到底能不能去跟朋友打篮球。
zhè ge xīngqī tiānqì hū yīn hū qíng de ,dōu bù zhīdào míngtiān dàodǐ néngbùnéng qù gēn péngyou dǎ lánqiú 。
The weather has been very changeable this week, I don't even know if we'll be able to play basketball with friends tomorrow.
我正在炒菜,听不清楚,你说这个星期什么?
wǒ zhèng zài chǎo cài ,tīng bù qīngchu ,nǐ shuō zhè ge xīngqī shénme ?
I'm cooking food, I can't hear properly, did you say this week?
唉!天气不好啦,一下晴天、一下阴天,不知道明天会不会突然下雨。
ài !tiānqì bù hǎo la ,yīxià qíngtiān 、yīxià yīn tiān ,bù zhīdào míngtiān huì bùhuì tūrán xiàyǔ 。
Agh! The weather is not good, one day the sky is clear, the next it's gloomy, I don't know if tomorrow it will suddenly rain.
下雨就不要去打球,去健身房跑步就好了。
xiàyǔ jiù bù yào qù dǎqiú ,qù jiànshēnfáng pǎobù jiùhǎole 。
If it rains let's not play basketball, we can go to the gym to run instead.
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