夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2017-05-19 16:24:05
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Summer is here. 

China is seeing this year's first(第一) round(轮) of heat(热) waves(浪) this week, especially in the north. Beijing, for example, will see the highest(最高) temperature(温度) at 35° Celsius. Chinese people have their own ways(方法) of keeping(保持) cool(凉快) under the sun. Check out the photos, and tell us your way of staying cool in the comments below.

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

Two boys swam(游泳) in a lake wearing(戴) lotus(荷花) leaves(叶子) on their heads in east China’s Anhui province.

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

A female swimmer wearing a Facekini(脸基尼) on a beach in east Chinese city of Qingdao, to protect(保护) her skin(皮肤) from getting sunburned(晒伤).

In China, lighter skin is considered beautiful, so often people use extreme(非常的) measures(措施) to keep their skin protected from the sun(阳光).

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

A vendor is blocking the sun with a giant fan(扇子) at a market in Nanjing.

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

A fisherman in central China’s Wuhan City made his own mask(面罩) with a towel(毛巾).

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

A lady in south China's Guangxi using a Japanese banana leaf to block(阻挡) the sun.

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

For some females, avoiding(避开) the sun is their major task in the summer. This is a lady in Nanjing trying to stop herself from getting a tan.

夏日避暑好方法 Ways of staying cool in summer

Using a parasol(太阳伞) is the most common(普通的) way in China to avoid the sun.

词汇 Words:

[rè] 热 heat
[liáng kuài] 凉快 cool
[bǎo chí] 保持 keep
[yóu yǒng] 游泳 swim
[dài] 戴 wear
[bǎo hù] 保护 protect
[zǔ dǎng] 阻挡 block
[bì kāi] 避开 avoid
[fāng fǎ] 方法 way
[cuò shī] 措施 measure
[wēn dù] 温度 temperature
[yè zi] 叶子 leaf
[pí fū] 皮肤 skin
[shài shāng] 晒伤 sunburn
[yáng guāng] 阳光 sun
[shàn zi] 扇子 fan
[miàn zhào] 面罩 mask
[máo jīn] 毛巾 towel
[tài yáng sǎn] 太阳伞 parasol

重点词汇 Key Word:

  • <形容词 adj.> hot
    E.g. Chèn rè chī。
    趁热吃。
    Eat while it's hot.

  • <名词 n.> heat
    E.g. Tài yáng fā chū guāng hé rè。
    太阳发出光和热。
    The sun gives off warmth and light.

  • . <动词 v.> heat(up); warm(up)
    E.g. Niú nǎi zài lú zi shàng rè zhe ne。
    牛奶在炉子上热着呢。
    The milk is warming(up) on the stove.

  • <形容词 adj.> ardent; passionate
    E.g. Tā shì gè rè xīn cháng。
    他是个热心肠。
    He has a warm heart.

  • <名词 n.>craze; fever
    E.g. Chū guó rè zhèng zài jiàng wēn。
    出国热正在降温。
    The fad of going abroad is abating.

  • <形容词 adj.> in great demand; popular
    E.g. Jué shì yuè yòu rè qǐ lái le。
    爵士乐又热起来了。
    Jazz is getting popular again.

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