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    Calm before the storm

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Chinese to Go

Broadcast dates: 2014-07-17 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han

Broadcast dates: July 17, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 我今天去中醫診所超多人的。

wǒ jīn tiān qù zhōng yī zhěn suǒ chāo duō rén de

(Literally: I today went to Chinese medicine clinic super many people.)

I went to a Chinese medicine clinic today and it was packed with people.


B: 最近很多人生病嗎?

zuì jìn hěn duō rén shēng bìng ma

(Literally: Recently very many people sick?)

Are a lot of people getting ill these days?


A: 是去做三伏貼治療啦,

shì qù zuò sān fú tiē zhì liáo la

(Literally: Is to go to do three fu patch treatment.)

No, [they] were [there] for the herbal patch treatment.



tīng shuō hěn yǒu xiào

(Literally: Heard very effective.)

[I] heard that [it’s] very effective.



kě yǐ gǎi shàn guò mǐn tǐ zhí

(Literally: Can improve allergy body constitution.)

[It’ll] alleviate allergy symptoms.




我 wǒ

I; me


今天 jīn tiān



去 qù

to go


中醫 zhōng yī

Chinese medicine


診所 zhěn suǒ



超 chāo

1)      super

2)      (colloquial) very; extremely


多 duō

more; many


人 rén

person; people”.


最近 zuì jìn



很 hěn



生病 shēng bìng

to become ill


嗎 ma

a particle at the end of a sentence indicating that it is a question


是 shì




to do; to make


三伏貼 sān fú tiē

(literally “three fu patches”) Chinese herbal medicine patches that are meant to be used on three peak summer days


治療 zhì liáo

treatment; therapy


聽說 tīng shuō

to hear


有效 yǒu xiào



可以 kě yǐ

can; to be able to


改善 gǎi shàn

to improve


過敏 guò mǐn

allergy; to be allergic to


體質 tǐ zhí

(literally “body constitution”) an idea central to Chinese medicine, which describes a body type, and Chinese medicine prescribes different treatment and nutritional programs for different body types