Mandarin Chinese

Seasons – Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié?

Nǐ xǐhuan shénme jìjié?

Wŏ xǐhuan chūntiān. (I like spring.)

Wŏ xǐhuan xiàtiān. (I like summer.)

Wŏ xǐhuan qiutiān (I like autumn.)

Wŏ xǐhuan dōngtiān. (I like winter.)



Jìjié (season)

Chūntiān (spring)

Xiàtiān (summer)

Qiutiān (autumn)

Dōngtiān (winter)


Nǐ xǐhuan chūntiān ma? (Do you like spring?)

Xǐhuan. (Yes, I like it.)

Wèishénme? (Why?)

Yīnwèi chūntiān bù lĕng bú rè. (Because it’s not cold and not hot.)

Tiānqì hĕn hăo. (The weather is so good.)

Yīnwèi dōngtiān hĕn lĕng (Because winter is too cold.)



Yīnwèi (because)

Bù lĕng (not cold)

Bú rè (not hot) –> NOTE different tones for bu come naturally in sentence, doesn’t matter which.


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