Welcome to the newest episode of Chinese Soundbites, a podcast series brought to you by ChinesePod and Shanghaiist. Every week we’ll be bringing you topics and words pulled straight from the headlines, in Mandarin Chinese.
This week Jenny and Amber talk about the drenching Shanghai received on Monday. It was a case of flooding worse than any in recent memory, but it actually had a surprising effect on the commuters caught in the maelstrom.
- 暴雨 [bàoyǔ] torrential rain
- 积水 [jīshuǐ] flooding; accumulated water
- 波浪 [bōlàng] wave(s)
- 又爱又恨 [yòu ài yòu hèn] to both love and hate