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Hi guys, last lesson, we went over how to get to the police, how to get help in an emergency. We are going to keep on that same topic and we are going to talk about ambulances and getting emergency medical help this time. The first phrase for today is, please call an ambulance. In Chinese, this is 请叫救护车(Qǐng jiào jiùhù chē.) The tones for this are, third tone, the falling rising tone, 请(qǐng). 叫(jiào) fourth tone, the falling tone, 叫(jiào). 救(jiù) fourth tone, the falling tone 救(jiù). 护(hù) fourth tone, the falling tone, 护(hù). 车(chē) first tone, the flat tone, 车(chē). 请叫救护车(Qǐng jiào jiùhù chē.) Broken down component by component, this is please 请(qǐng), third tone, to call 叫(jiào), fourth tone, 救护(jiù hù) to save, fourth tone and fourth tone again, 车(chē) car, first tone. So ambulance is saving car, 救护车(jiù hù chē), to save and then car, saving car, ambulance, 救护车(jiù hù chē). So please call ambulance, 请叫救护车(Qǐng jiào jiùhù chē.) Now the number for an ambulance in case you have to do this yourself is 120. Remember guys, 120 (yāo èr líng). If you get sick in China, if you have a medical problem in China, most likely it won’t be the kind where you need an ambulance. It will be more the stinky sort of painful maybe feverish kind. In that case, you are going to have to go to a hospital. There are very few private doctor’s offices in China. In fact, I’ve never even seen one. Most people, they go to the hospital when they are sick. So the phrase we are going to learn is, please take me to the hospital. You can say this to a cab driver, you could say this to your friend. Either way, it will get you to the hospital and once you are there, you will be able to see a doctor. So the phrase in Chinese is 请送我到医院(Qǐng sòng wǒ dào yīyuàn.) The tone for this are 请(qǐng) third tone, a falling rising tone, 请(qǐng). 送(sòng) fourth tone, the falling tone, 送(sòng). 我(wǒ) third tone, the falling rising tone, 我(wǒ). 到(dào) fourth tone, the falling tone, 到(dào). 医(yī) first tone, the flat tone, 医(yī), and then last, 院(yuàn) fourth tone, the falling tone, 院(yuàn). 请送我到医院(Qǐng sòng wǒ dào yīyuàn.) Literally broken down piece by piece, this is 请(qǐng) please, 请(qǐng). 送(sòng) to take or to deliver, 送(sòng). 我(wǒ) I or me, 我(wǒ). So these three together, they mean please take me, 请送我(qǐng sòng wǒ), please take me, just like English, 请送我(qǐng sòng wǒ). 到(dào) means to arrive or to. So 医院(yīyuàn) is the word for hospital, 医院(yīyuàn), hospital. To the hospital, 到医院(dào yīyuàn). 请送我(qǐng sòng wǒ), please take me to the hospital, 请送我到医院(Qǐng sòng wǒ dào yīyuàn.) Please take me to the hospital. Again the word order is exactly like English.
All right, to close our today’s lesson, we’d like you to practice what we’ve just learned. I will provide you with the English equivalent of a phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud. You will have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So 加油(Jiā yóu!) Phrase 1, please call an ambulance, 请叫救护车(Qǐng jiào jiùhù chē.) Please take me to the hospital, 请送我到医院(Qǐng sòng wǒ dào yīyuàn.) The number for the ambulance in China 120 (yāo èr líng).
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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you prefer Chinese medicine or Western medicine?

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你好 robert groulx,


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robert groulx
Thursday at 01:38 AM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 请叫救护车(Qǐng jiào jiùhù chē.)


robert

Echo
Tuesday at 04:25 PM
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No, I mean "David, Frank, Anthony, etc." And it can't hurt -- it will only cure you :cool:


--Echo

david
Tuesday at 03:33 PM
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By "many people" I think Echo means "David". So yes, avoid those things like the plague and don't believe your Chinese friends when they says things like, "it's just Chinese medicine, it can't hurt!" :P

Echo
Tuesday at 02:41 PM
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@蓝大卫,


I personally like plasters(膏药-- gao1yao5) a lot, but it seems many people get allergic to them.


--Echo

蓝大卫
Tuesday at 01:38 PM
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Whatever works. Some friends from Taiwan recommended some ointment they used for headaches. It was applied to the head and it worked! There's more than one way to skin a cat!

Echo
Tuesday at 12:33 PM
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I also try to recommand 中药(zhong1yao4 -- Chinese medicine) to my foreign friends, and they are always too nice to refuse me :mrgreen:


--Echo