Cold in Chinese
Whether you’re cold, the weather outside is cold, or some object feels cold to the touch, you’ll want to use the Chinese character “lĕng” to convey the concept of coldness. (Of course, we know that cold is relative and that there’s no scientific basis for our use of the word because “cold” is just the absence of heat or energy, but that’s another story).
Still, “lĕng” is said with the falling and rising third tone, while being pronounced much like our “lung.” Relating the sounds back to what we know in English, certainly makes it a lot easier to remember the Chinese language! (But unfortunately, this method can’t be used for every situation, which is what makes learning PinYin worthwhile)!
Way to keep learning Chinese! Keep up the good work!