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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 19! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to health and emergencies. These are five common medicines and drugs in Chinese. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 云南白药
Damon: Yunnan Baiyao
Chloe: (slow) 云南白药 (regular) 云南白药
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 云南白药
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Yunnan Baiyao is a powdered or spray medicine used to stop bleeding. The medicine is mainly made up of sanqi, the roots of the Tienchi ginseng.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 云南白药是一种中药。
Damon: Yunnan Baiyao belongs to the Chinese traditional medicine category.
Chloe: (slow) 云南白药是一种中药。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 创可贴
Damon: band-aid
Chloe: (slow) 创可贴 (regular) 创可贴
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 创可贴
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Band-aids are adhesive bandages which can be found in Chinese pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, and first-aid kits.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 创可贴可以止血。
Damon: The band-aid can stop bleeding.
Chloe: (slow) 创可贴可以止血。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 板蓝根冲剂
Damon: woad granules
Chloe: (slow) 板蓝根冲剂 (regular) 板蓝根冲剂
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 板蓝根冲剂
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Woad granules are generally used to relieve symptoms like sore throat or a cold.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 板蓝根冲剂是甜的。
Damon: Woad granules taste sweet.
Chloe: (slow) 板蓝根冲剂是甜的。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏
Damon: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Ko
Chloe: (slow) 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏 (regular) 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Nin Jiom is a traditional Chinese medicine maker. It mainly produces Pei Pa Ko, a medicine mainly consisting of fritillary bulb or bei mu, or loquat leaf. It is usually used to relieve cough and reduce sputum.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏可以止咳。
Damon: The Nin Jiom Pei Pa Ko can relieve a cough.
Chloe: (slow) 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏可以止咳。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 阿司匹林
Damon: aspirin
Chloe: (slow) 阿司匹林 (regular) 阿司匹林
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 阿司匹林
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Aspirin is often used to relieve minor aches and pains, to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 阿司匹林是一种常见的止痛药。
Damon: Aspirin is a common pain reliever.
Chloe: (slow) 阿司匹林是一种常见的止痛药。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 云南白药
[pause]Damon: Yunnan Baiyao
Chloe: 创可贴
[pause]Damon: band-aid
Chloe: 板蓝根冲剂
[pause]Damon: woad granules
Chloe: 念慈庵川贝枇杷膏
[pause]Damon: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Ko
Chloe: 阿司匹林
[pause]Damon: aspirin

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five commonly used medicines and drugs in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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Hello again! When you have fever, do you prefer to take medicines or do you use different methods?

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你好 robert groulx,


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thank you for the lesson transcript


my favorite phrase is 阿司匹林是一种常见的止痛药。


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