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Preparing for Pain

In this lesson, an intrepid shopper is going through a rather long list of medical supplies as he receives assistance from the pharmacist. As for why an apparently healthy young man would need such an assortment of bandages and painkillers, listen in to this Chinese lesson to find out!...

Host: John, Dilu
Grammar: ,

Published: August 01, 2014

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Tool Delivery

Whether you're making tables or making babies, you've come to the right place. Not for the faint of heart, this lesson teaches you all the Chinese vocabulary you're going to need to know to be able to ask for your hammer... or your scalpel. Listen in and find out what the heck is going on here. (Dis...

Host: Jenny, John
Function: requesting

Published: June 01, 2014

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Water for a Cold

A cough here. A sniffle there. Ahhh- ahhh- chooo! You've got a cold. What should you do? Drink lots of fluids! But make sure they're hot! In this lesson, learn how to talk about getting a cold and the Chinese preference for hot water.  ...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: May 01, 2014

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Doctor's Orders

Going to the doctor in China involves getting a prescription for medicine, just like in other countries. However, there are some orders that a Chinese doctor might give you that you're unlikely to hear elsewhere. Find out about them in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Tom
Grammar: can, could

Published: May 01, 2014

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Going to the Pharmacy

Being sick sucks, but being sick in Chinese really sucks. If you haven't lost your voice yet, get yourself down to the corner pharmacy for some relief. The smorgasbord of remedies range from the thick, boiled and black variety to something of the pill genre that you can't decipher from the box. But ...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: choosing

Published: May 01, 2014

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Patience for Doctors and Patients

Violence between patients, their families and medical personnel have become a problem throughout China as the country continues to modernize its medical treatment facilities. Many Chinese people have high expectations of doctors and are unfamiliar with many medical practices. In addition, doctors of...

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Differing Attitudes to Medicine

Popping an aspirin when you've got a headache is no big deal in the West, but in China many people would think twice before taking medicine for something so common. In this lesson, three friends have a discussion about Chinese attitudes towards medicine....

Host: Greg, Vera

Published: January 01, 2014

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Calling an Ambulance - Part 1

ChinesePod delves into the Chinese medical system in this two part series on hiring an ambulance. In this lesson, someone needs to move a loved one from one hospital to another for treatment. But which hospital to go to? Find out in this lesson!...

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

At ChinesePod, we know that part of learning Chinese is getting an introduction to the wonderful world of Chinese medicine. Before we take your pulse and make you stick out your tongue, follow our prescription and listen to this podcast to better acquaint yourself with Chinese medical advice in Mand...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: V___dào, V__jiàn

Published: June 01, 2013

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Going to the Dentist

We’re as confused as you are, with the whole, “why do dentists ask in-depth questions while working on your teeth?” concept. But we can tell you this: you might want to be able to get yourself to the dentist and learn how to say “cavity” in Chinese. In this podcast, learn to communicate with your de...

Host: Jenny, John

Published: June 01, 2013

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Do you Have a Cold?

Flu season is upon us. Don your surgical mask, get jacked up on Vitamin C, and embrace obsessive-compulsive disorder in any form that involves non-stop hand sterilization. Someone's a-sneezing and if you don't watch out, it's gonna be you. In this lesson, learn to discern if that sneezer is a harbin...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: March 28, 2013

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Talking about Illness

Now, we all know when we get the flu, there’s nothing we like more than to do a little whining about it. In this podcast you will learn how to tell someone who cares about your sore throat and headache, using Mandarin Chinese. And when you do, there will be no shortage of friends sure to want to bri...

Host: Jenny, Ken
Function: illness

Published: June 01, 2012

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