Knowing some words for clothes in Chinese will help you in all kinds of situations. After this free audio lesson, you’ll be able to describe what you need to suit the weather, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in a Mandarin Chinese-speaking country.
If you’re traveling on vacation it’s likely you’ll be more dependent on the weather, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of time outside. You'll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have the appropriate clothing!
What’s the Chinese word for sweater? How do you explain that you need an umbrella so you don’t get soaking wet? Listen to the native-speaker’s pronunciation and practice saying the Chinese words aloud until you feel confident. Let’s get started…
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Chinese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
A pair of gloves
A pair of thick socks
If you are lucky to have some good weather you might also need…
A sun hat
If the weather is no good, you may want to say that you are boiling hot, freezing cold, wet or miserable. Here are some useful sentences…
My feet are cold.
My fingers are frozen.
I'm soaking wet.
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!