It’s raining outside. Perfect timing for small-talk in Chinese to boost your listening, connect with locals, and practice your language skills.
Not only British people connect over the weather apparently!
The only phrase you’ll need for this little experiment:
xià yǔ le
The ‘了 le’ means it’s just now raining. It wasn’t before, but now it is.
Chinese people often compliment foreigners on their Chinese. Even if your Chinese is terrible they might shower you in compliments. Most likely it’s only after ‘你好’ has left your lips. Just bask in the glory of being complimented. You’re trying and they appreciate that.
One of their responses to my friendly ‘下雨了 xià yǔ le’ was ‘中文多好 zhōng wén duo hao.‘ I responded with “oh no, not that good”, because modesty gets you everywhere in China.
Now go try it over and over again. See what happens and enjoy!
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