I was reading through Taiwan’s Yahoo! News this morning and came across a very short article, but it’s one I think has a lot of fun and useful vocab in it:
I hope Chinese Hacks doesn’t mine that I borrow their format for a minute here, but I promise it’s just this once and only because it’s such a smart format!
The phrase that really caught my attention in this article (and the reason for this post) was this:
The temperature is dropping like sliding down a slide.
to decline / to drop
I think that’s just a fun little phrase to learn, but it packs a lot of interesting vocab and grammar. Sure, it’s (theoretically) silly, but we now have a fun way to describe falling temperatures to friends! We can also do metaphors!
[what it is] 像 [what it is like] （一樣）
It’s raining like a typhoon today! (In Taiwan, this is not uncommon)
There’s plenty of other things in there, like referring to Monday’s as “depressing” [鬱悶星期一] (Someone’s having a case of the Monday’s!), and good advice on bringing out your “rain gear” [出門記得帶雨具].