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Flooding in Htown :o How to Say Flooding in Chinese 淹水 Yān Shuǐ

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Flooding in Htown :o How to Say Flooding in Chinese 淹水 Yān Shuǐ

How to say Flooding in Chinese

Nihao Houston! TGIF! We had a crazy storm last night here in Htown, and look at what it has done to my girl friend's apartment's parking structure... hope all the troubles are sorted out soon! How to Say Flooding in Chinese

  1. It is flooding in Houston today. Jīn Tiān Zài Houston Yān Shuǐ. 今天在Houston淹水
  • To expand on this:
  • Jīn Tiān means Today. Time is always the FIRST thing you say in Chinese. Why? We do not have past tense in Chinese! Amazing, right? Since we do not have past tense, we need to be very clear on stating the time in the very beginning. For example, Yesterday I go to my friend's house. Since you established the event took place yesterday, you do not need to change the tense of the verb.
  • Shuǐ 水 - Water.
  • Hē Shuǐ. 喝水。To drink water, and in Chinese we do not say "eating soup", but we say drinking soup - for example: Hē Tāng 喝汤.

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend, and I am definitely going to get some hurricane supplies! Nikki

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Raining in Htown! How to Say Raining in Chinese 下雨Xià Yǔ

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Raining in Htown! How to Say Raining in Chinese 下雨Xià Yǔ

How to Say Rain in Chinese

Nihao! It is stormy here in Htown today! I really don't like the rain, but it is probably good for the city and our water supply for the hot hot summer ahead. In Chinese, raining is 下雨 Xià Yǔ , literally means falling rain. Here are an example and some related words:

  1. Today is raining.  Jīn Tiān Xià Yǔ。今天下雨。
  2. Yesterday didn't rain. Zuó Tiān Méi Yǒu Xià Yǔ. 昨天没有下雨。

Related to the Examples: Today Jīn Tiān 今天 Yesterday - Zuó Tiān 昨天 Tomorrow - Míng Tiān 明天 Xieixe and have a wonderful day in the rain :) Nikki

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