Unfortunately, now and then everyone gets ill. It might be a virus or a cold or simply that you are run down owing to too much work and stress. Maybe you will need to see a doctor at his clinic or even go to a hospital. Find out what to say when you are not well…
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To explain the symptoms to a doctor when you don’t feel so good
(ii) How to describe the way you feel and understand the treatment suggested
Dialogue: at the hospital, a doctor is seeing a patient:
医生：怎么不舒服？Zěnme bú shūfú?
How are you feeling?
病人：我昨晚开始发烧，38度5。嗓子疼，头疼，鼻塞，流鼻涕。感觉晕晕的。Wǒ zuó wǎn kāishǐ fāshāo,38 dù 5. Sǎngzi téng, tóuténg, bísè, liú bítì. Gǎnjué yūn yūn de.
My fever started yesterday evening, it was 38.5 degrees. I have a sore throat, headache and runny nose. I feel quite dizzy.
Ó, nǐ zhè shì dé liúgǎnle. Gěi nǐ kāi diǎn tuìshāo yào jiùxíng. Duō xiūxí, duō hē shuǐ. Rúguǒ chāoguò 3 tiān hái bù tuìshāo, jiù zàilái fùzhěn. Hǎo ba?
Oh, you’ve got the flu. I will prescribe some medicine for you. Get a lot of rest and drink lots of water. If the fever has not gone in three days, come back and see me, okay?
病人： 好。谢谢大夫。Hǎo. Xièxiè dàfū.
Okay. Thanks Doctor.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
不舒服：don’t feel comfortable
发烧：have a fever
多休息：have more rest
退烧：fever has gone
复诊：return visit (to the hospital)
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