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Getting a Cold in Chinese Posted by on Feb 8, 2021 in Vocabulary

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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).

秋冬季节易患上感冒。

Qiū dōng jì jié yì huàn shàng gǎn mào.

It’s easy to catch a cold in autumn and winter.

天冷容易感冒,保暖喔。

Tiān lěng róng yì gǎn mào, bǎo nuǎn wō.

It’s easy to catch a cold in cold weather, keep warm.

天气很冷加衣,预防感冒。

Tiān qì hěn lěng jiā yī, yù fáng gǎn mào.

The weather is very cold, put on more clothes to prevent a cold. 

多穿衣服吧,别感冒了。

Duō chuān yī fú ba, bié gǎn mào le.

Wear more clothes so you don’t get cold.

带伞吧,你会得感冒的。

Dài sǎn ba, nǐ huì dé gǎn mào de.

Take an umbrella with you, you will catch a cold.

许多人认为吃洋葱、大蒜能防感冒。

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 ( 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.

上个星期那天, 我没带伞。在路上的时候,大雨就这样毫无预兆地下来了。我站在这场雨中,瑟瑟发抖。突如其来的大雨让毫无准备的我淋成了个落汤鸡。雨越下越大,我被淋了一身湿的。我回家了,换了湿透的衣服。

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!

好好学习,天天向上!


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