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Chinese to Go

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

Broadcast dates: July 17, 2014

Host: Huang Shih-han

 

Conversation

 

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.

 

聽說很有效,

tīng shuō hěn yǒu xiào

(Literally: Heard very effective.)

[I] heard that [it’s] very effective.

 

可以改善過敏體質。

kě yǐ gǎi shàn guò mǐn tǐ zhí

(Literally: Can improve allergy body constitution.)

[It’ll] alleviate allergy symptoms.

 

Vocabulary

 

我 wǒ

I; me

 

今天 jīn tiān

today

 

去 qù

to go

 

中醫 zhōng yī

Chinese medicine

 

診所 zhěn suǒ

clinic

 

超 chāo

1)      super

2)      (colloquial) very; extremely

 

多 duō

more; many

 

人 rén

person; people”.

 

最近 zuì jìn

recently

 

很 hěn

very

 

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

be-verb

 

做zuò

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

effective

 

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