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今天天气怎么样?
Jīntiān tiānqì zěnme yàng?
What's the weather like where you are today?

 

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费城的天气预报, 10日星期四:

高温:9C度
低温:-1C度

Fèichéng de tiānqì yùbào, 10 rì xīngqísì:
Qíng
Gāowēn: 9C dù
Dīwēn: -1C dù

Weather forecast for Philadelphia, Thursday the 10th

Clear

High temperature: 9C

Low temperature: -1C

上海的天气, 1月10日,星期四:

高温:8°C
低温:-2°C

Shànghǎi de tiānqì , yī yuè shí rì , xīngqī sì :

qíng

gāowēn : bā dù

dīwēn : língxià èr dù

Weather for Shanghai, Thursday the 10th

Clear

High temperature: 8°C

Low temperature: -2°C

Matt,美国也是用摄氏度的吗?我以为是用华氏?

我们用华氏,不过我要学习用摄氏 ;)

今天上海,费城的天气差不多!

Wǒmen yòng huáshì, bùguò wǒ yào xuéxí yòng shèshì;)
Jīntiān shànghǎi, fèichéng de tiānqì chàbùduō!

We use Fahrenheit, but I want to learn to use Celsius!

Today Shanghai and Philly are almost the same!

今天的天气。。。其实我不太清楚, 我今天没有出去,但是,上海的冬天总是好冷

Jīntiān de tiānqì. . . Qíshí wǒ bù tài qīngchu,Wǒ jīntiān méiyǒu chūqù, dànshì, shànghǎi de dōngtiān zǒng shì hǎo lěng

Today's weather. . . actually, I'm not too certain, I didn't go out today, but, Shanghai's winter is always cold

今天天气很冷。

jīn tiān tiān qì hĕn lĕng

Today is cold.

今天在Kansas这里友冷友下雨

有一天,我听说,香港的天气是冷的。它是10。然而,这是10C,波士顿温暖的冬日。

Yǒu yītiān, wǒ tīng shuō, xiānggǎng de tiānqì shì lěng de. Tā shì 10. Rán'ér, zhè shì 10C, bōshìdùn wēnnuǎn de dōngrì.

One day, I heard that Hong Kong's weather is cold. It was 10. However, It was10C, Boston a warm winter day. 

 

我在苏格兰,爱丁堡市。这里的天气有晴天,可是一点儿冷(5到6度)。

今天天气怎么样?
Jīntiān tiānqì zěnme yàng?

What's the weather like where you are today?

I live in Beijing. So, our weather is very bad. The day before yesterday was the worst. Today was still relatively bad. The pollution level is high.

Wǒ zài běijīng. Suǒyǐ wǒmen de tiānqì hěn chǒu. Qiántiān shì zuì chǒu. Jīntiān háishì bǐjiào bù hǎo. Wūrǎn hěn dà.  我在北京。所以我们的天气很丑。前天是最丑。今天还是比较不好。污染很大。

天气不能说丑,可以说“很糟”~

这几天北京的污染真的很严重,上海也不好,出门要戴口罩!

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