If you really are ill and can’t go to work, are you able to let your co-workers or colleagues know effectively? Or, if you are the boss and your staff call in sick, make sure you can understand them!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To discuss with your colleagues your illness, and request sick leave
(ii) How to explain that you are not well and need to take a rest and/or medicine
A: 喂，王强？Wei, wángqiáng?
B: 哎，小刘。你到公司了吧？Āi, xiǎo liú. Nǐ dào gōngsīle ba?
Hello Liu, have you arrived at the company?
A: 我到了。怎么了？Wǒ dàole. Zěnmeliǎo?
Yes, I have. Why?
B: 麻烦你帮我请个假好么？我发烧了，今天上不了班了。Máfan nǐ bāng wǒ qǐng gè jiǎ hǎo ma? Wǒ fāshāole, jīntiān shàng bùliǎo bānle.
Can you please help to ask for sick leave for me? I have a fever and won’t be able to go to work today.
A: 呦，是么？那你在家好好休息吧。我帮你请假，没问题，你放心。Yōu, shì ma? Nà nǐ zàijiā hǎohǎo xiūxí ba. Wǒ bāng nǐ qǐngjià, méi wèntí, nǐ fàngxīn.
Oh dear, have you? You should get good rest at home. I will help you ask for sick leave. Don’t worry.
B: 好，那就麻烦你了。Hǎo, nà jiù máfan nǐle.
Okay. Thanks a lot.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
请假：ask for leave
发烧：have a fever
请个假：ask for leave
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