Getting a Cold in Chinese Posted by Ayana on Feb 8, 2021 in Vocabulary
This winter, due to pandemic restrictions, flu cases remain unusually low. COVID-19 is surging but flu cases are down. Nonetheless, winter has arrived with low temperatures, cold winds and precipitation. If you don’t take good care of yourself you can easily catch a cold 感冒 (gǎn mào).
Qiū dōng jì jié yì huàn shàng gǎn mào.
It’s easy to catch a cold in autumn and winter.
Tiān lěng róng yì gǎn mào, bǎo nuǎn wō.
It’s easy to catch a cold in cold weather, keep warm.
Tiān qì hěn lěng jiā yī, yù fáng gǎn mào.
The weather is very cold, put on more clothes to prevent a cold.
Duō chuān yī fú ba, bié gǎn mào le.
Wear more clothes so you don’t get cold.
Dài sǎn ba, nǐ huì dé gǎn mào de.
Take an umbrella with you, you will catch a cold.
Xǔ duō rén rèn wéi chī yang cōng, dà suàn néng fáng gǎn mào.
Many people think that eating onion and garlic can prevent colds.
Last week, I were caught in the rain (被雨淋 bèi yǔ lín). The weather forecast for that day was a mild and bright day with chance of light rain. I went out without an umbrella (伞 sǎn). Couple of hours later, blue clear sky suddenly darkened and big rain drops started dropping without any warning (毫无预兆 háo wú yù zhào). I got all wet (全身湿 quán shēn shī) before I found cover. The rain got heavier, and I regret leaving the house without an umbrella. I canceled my plans and went back home to change my soaked (湿透 shī tòu) clothes.
Shàng gè xīng qí nà tiān, wǒ méi dài sǎn. Zài lù shàng de shí hòu, dà yǔ jiù zhè yàng háo wú yù zhào de xià lái le. Wǒ zhàn zài zhè chǎng yǔ zhōng, sè sè fā dǒu. Tū rú qí lái de dà yǔ ràng háo wú zhǔn bèi de wǒ lín chéng le gè luò tang jī. Yǔ yuè xià yuè dà, wǒ bèi lín le yī shēn shī de. Wǒ huí jiā le, huàn le shī tòu de yī fú.
Last week I didn’t bring an umbrella with me. On my way, without any warning it started raining. I stood in the rain shivering. I was unprepared, and got wet by the unexpected rain as a drowned rat. The rain got heavier, and I got all wet. I returned home to change my soaked clothes.
It was enough for me to get a severe cold (患了重感冒 huàn le zhòng gǎn mào). The symptoms appeared fast:
I stayed in bed for several days, drank a lot of tea, ate many fruits, and felt much better after a week.
Four more effective natural ways to overcome a cold in the next video:
Keep warm, everybody, and stay healthy!
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