CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Lesson 160 - Revision of Seasons and Weather

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:It’s time to perfect Chinese your way in only five minutes a day.  Welcome to our weekly review show, Wo shi Cam.
YJ:  We’ve learned all about weather this week, so let’s see how much you remember!

Sentences in the week
Winter, 冬天,spring, 春天,summer, 夏天,the fall, 秋天。The winter is cold. 冬天很冷。Can you turn up the heat, please? 请把暖气开大一点,好吗?The summer is very hot!夏天很热  turn on the air conditioning. 开空调。All in today’s Chinese Studio. 

Cam:  First let’s review the four seasons,
YJ: Ok, winter is dong1 tian1.
Cam: dong1 tian1.
YJ: spring is chun1 tian1.
Cam: chun1 tian1.
YJ: xia4 tian1, summer,
Cam: xia4 tian1.
YJ: and the fall is qiu1 tian1.
Cam: qiu1 tian1.
YJ: Got them all? Good. it’s winter in Beijing, and it can be very cold sometimes.
Cam: Right, that’s the reason why I can easily catch a cold. How do you say winter is very cold in Chinese?
YJ: you can say dong1 tian1 hen3 leng3. 冬天很冷。
Cam: dong1 tian1 hen3 leng3.
YJ: dong1 tian1 is winter,
Cam: dong1 tian1
YJ: hen3 means very much,
Cam: hen3.
YJ: leng3 means cold,
Cam:  leng3.
YJ: dong1 tian1 hen3 leng3. 冬天很冷。
Cam:  dong1 tian1 hen3 leng3. The winter is cold.

Conversation 1:
1.A:这里的冬天冷吗?
B: 这里的冬天很冷。

Cam: Yajie, I don’t like the cold. How do I ask them to turn up the heat to keep warm?
YJ: You can say. qing1 ba3 nuan3 qi4 kai1 da4 yi4 dian3, hao3 ma1? 请把暖气开大一点,好吗?
Cam: qing1 ba3 nuan3 qi4 kai1 da4 yi4 dian3, hao3 ma1?
YJ: qing3 means please,
Cam: qing3 please,
YJ: nuan3 qi4 means the heat,
Cam: nuan3 qi4,
YJ: kai1 da4 means to turn up,
Cam: kai1 da4.
YJ: yi4 dian3, a little bit, 
Cam: yi4 dian3,
YJ: hao3 ma, is it ok? It shows your politeness.
Cam:  hao3 ma
YJ: 请把暖气开大一点,好吗?
Cam: qing1 ba3 nuan3 qi4 kai1 da4 yi4 dian3, hao3 ma1? Can you turn up the heat, please?


Conversation 2
A: 这太冷了,请把暖气开大一点,好吗?
B: 好的,没问题。

Cam: Yajie, how is the summer in Beijing?
YJ: it can be very hot It’s hard to get through without air conditioners.
Cam: how do you say that in Chinese?
YJ: it’s xia4 tian1 hen3 re4. 夏天很热。
Cam: xia4 tian1 hen3 re4.
YJ: xia4 tian1 is summer.
Cam: xia4 tian1
YJ: hen3 re4. means very hot.
Cam: hen3 re4.
YJ: xia4 tian1 hen3 re4.
Cam:  xia4 tian1 hen3 re4. The summer is very hot. Then how can I ask others to turn on the air conditioning?
YJ: you can say kai1 kong1 tiao2 开空调.
Cam:  kai1 kong1 tiao2
YJ: kai1 means to turn on,
Cam: kai1.
YJ: air conditioning is kong1 tiao2,
Cam: kong1 tiao2
YJ: kai1 kong1 tiao2
Cam: kai1 kong1 tiao2, turn on the air conditioning.

Conversation 3
A:夏天真的很热!
B:是啊,一定得开空调。

Sentences in the week
Winter, 冬天,spring, 春天,summer, 夏天,the fall, 秋天。The winter is cold. 冬天很冷,Can you turn up the heat, please? 请把暖气开大一点,好吗?The summer is very hot!夏天很热 turn on the air conditioning. 开空调。All in today’s Chinese Studio. 

Cam:  Time to have our question of the day.
YJ:  How do you say “The summer is very hot” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya tomorrow!
Yajie:  Ming tian jian.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program