Chinese Vocabulary for Summertime

Posted by Lilian Li on Sep 27, 2016

Chinese vocabulary about summer


Do you like summertime? What do you enjoy doing during the summer?People everywhere like to talk about the weather. Here is some vocabulary you can use to talk about summertime.

Part1: Words related to Summer

Summer 夏天 xià tiān
Summer begins 立夏 lì xià
Summer holiday 暑假 shǔ jià
Rainstorm 暴雨 bào yǔ
Rain showers 阵雨 zhèn yǔ
Downpour 倾盆大雨 qīnɡ pén dà yǔ
Stiflingly hot 闷热 mèn rè
Sizzling/severe heat 酷热 kù rè
High temperatures 高温 ɡāo wēn
Heat stroke/sunstroke 中暑 zhònɡ shǔ
Air-conditioning 空调 kōnɡ tiáo
Refrigerator 冰箱 bīnɡ xiānɡ
Cool drink 冷饮 lénɡ yǐn
Ice cream 冰淇淋 bīnɡ qí lín
Watermelon 西瓜 xī ɡuā
Ice cubes 冰块 bīnɡ kuài
Enjoy the cool air 乘凉 chénɡ liánɡ
Summer resort 避暑胜地 bì shǔ shènɡ dì
Swim 游泳 yóu yǒnɡ
Dive 潜水 qián shuǐ

Part2: Sentences about summer

Summer is coming.
夏天到了。
xiàtiān dào le.

It has been especially hot this summer.
今年夏天特别热。
jīnnián xiàtiān tèbié rè.

We've had too much rain this summer.
今年夏天雨水太多了。
jīnnián xiàtiān yúshuǐ tài duō le.

Where are you going for your vacation this summer?
今年夏天你去哪儿度假?
jīnnián xiàtiān nǐ qù nǎér dùjiǎ.

We're planning to visit Europe this summer.
我们正打算这个夏天去欧洲旅行。
wǒmen zhènɡ dǎsuɑn zhèɡe xiàtiān qù ōuzhōu Lǚxínɡ.

We tour by car every summer.
每年夏天我们都驾车外出旅游。
měinián xiàtiān wǒmen dōu jiàchē wàichū lǚyóu.

We'll spend a holiday in China this summer.
今年夏天我们将去中国度假。
jīnnián xiàtiān wǒmen jiānɡ qù zhōnɡɡuó dùjiǎ.

It's a beautiful summer resort.
这是个美丽的避暑胜地。
zhè shì ɡè měilì de bìshǔ shènɡdì.

Watermelons in summer are very sweet.
夏天的西瓜很甜。
xiàtiān de xīɡuā hěn tián.

These air conditioners run away with a lot of electricity.
这些空调很费电。
zhèxiē kōnɡtiáo hěn fèidiàn.

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Lilian Li has a master's degree in linguistics and didactics from Rennes University in France. An expert in linguistics and educational psychology, she has taught Chinese as a foreign language for several years, primarily in France.

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