"上海的天气怎么样?"

Translation:What's the weather like in Shanghai?

November 27, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmyLee489653

"What is Shanghai's weather like?" should be acceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArtBurnap

Yeah, or "What is the weather in Shanghai like?" Reported


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mendosi

Or "what is the weather like in Shanghai?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsn626796

That would be an inquiry about a typical weather.

Not questioning the current weather.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imnuts7

上海的天气像什么?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonTe1

Is Duo's Chinese question asking what the weather is like in general or at the current moment?

"What is the weather like in California?" - Typically warm and sunny.
"How is the weather in California?" - It's been raining the past few days.

Those can be two different questions in English. How is the Chinese question supposed to be answered ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elaine1950

Is there a difference between "what" and " how" is the weather?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rcc0002

"How is Shanghai's weather" "How is Shanghaiese weather" And "How is Shanghai weather" are all better translations considering there is no 在


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Swansae

Maybe literally speaking, but those all sound a bit awkward in English. We don't say "How is Chinese weather"...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aizixin

What is the weather like


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bugwine

"What's the weather like in Shanghai" is also an acceptable answer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuciGluci

"what is the weather in Shanghai like?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elaine1950

What is the weather in Shanghai should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen_Yomisma

Is there something in the Chinese question that indicates if the question is about the general weather = climate, or what the weather forecast said for some indeterminate timepoint? I mean, 今天上海的天气怎么样?would be correct for asking for the weather today in Shanghai?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertW878351

What's the weather in Shanghai like? should be accepted

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