Do you know the Chinese words for the months of the year? How about the words for Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring? You will after this free online lesson! Whether you’re traveling in a Chinese-speaking country, or having a conversation with native Mandarin Chinese speakers, the months and seasons are useful to know.
Follow the English translations, listen carefully to the Chinese pronunciation and practice saying the months and seasons aloud. Remember, practice makes perfect! And here's a tip: Start using a Chinese calendar, which will help you remember the words more easily.
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Here are the names of the months…
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!
Officially spring is during the months of March, April and May in China. Summer is from June through to August. Autumn is during the months of September, October and November and winter is from December to February. Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon to have some cold weather in May when the plants are in full flower or warm and humid days in October together with beautiful autumn colors.
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