Qīngqing: Zuìjìn tiānqì shízàitàirèle, měitiān dōu kuài sìshí dù āi!
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Huáhua: Shì a! Chūmén jiù xiàng kǎo fānshǔ yīyàng, děi zuòhǎo fángshài.
Qīngqing: Méicuò, érqiě hái hěn mēn, ràng rén chuǎnbúguòqì lái.
Huáhua: Xīwàng kuàidiǎn xià wǔhòu léizhènyǔ, qīngliáng qīngliáng.
Qīngqing: Bùzhīdào huìbúhuì yǒu táifēng láixí, xīwàng táifēng búyào lái, bùrán yòu huì zàochéng hěnduō sǔnshī.
Huáhua: Kěshì méi táifēng jiù kěnéng yòu yào quē shuǐ, yǒuyīhǎo, méi liǎng hǎo.
Qīngqing: Āi! Shuō de yěshì, zhēn máodùn!
Qingqing: The weather has been really too hot recently, almost 40 degrees every day!
Huahua: Yes. Going outside feels like being roasted like a sweet potato, we need to use sunscreen.
Qingqing: That’s right, it’s also very stuffy, making it hard to breathe.
Huahua: Hopefully, there will be thunderstorms in the afternoon to cool things down.
Qingqing: I don’t know if there will be a typhoon, I hope not, otherwise it will cause a lot of damage.
Huahua: But without a typhoon, we may face water shortages. You can’t have your cake and eat it.
Qingqing: Sigh! What you say is true, it’s really a dilemma!
1. 度 (dù) degree
2. 蕃薯 (fānshǔ) sweet potato
3. 防曬 (fángshài) sunscreen protection
4. 悶 (mēn) stuffy
5. 喘不過氣 (chuǎnbúguòqì) out of breath
6. 損失 (sǔnshī) loss or damage
7. 有一好，沒兩好 (yǒuyīhǎo, méi liǎng hǎo) (Taiwanese idiom) You can’t have your cake and eat it.
8. 矛盾 (máodùn) conflict; dilemma
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