Lesson 9, Part 1 - Chinese 112 - Shen Nong and Chinese Medicine

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A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese Vocabulary of Lesson 9, Main Text

中药

traditional Chinese medicine
(zhōngyào)

to obtain, to get, to gain
(dé)

sickness, illness, disease, fall ill, sick
(bìng)

to have to, must, ought to, to need to
(děi)

西药

Western medicine
(xīyào)

看上去

to look, to seem; to appear
(kànshangqu)

草根

grassroots; roots of an herb
(cǎogēn)

树叶

leaf
(shùyè)

水果

fruit
(shuǐguǒ)

(pí)
the peel or rind of a fruit, skin, leather

(ya)
interjectory particle used to soften a question

虫子

(chóng zi)
worm / insect

要是

(yàoshi)
if

也许

(yěxǔ)
perhaps

治病

(zhìbìng)
to treat an illness

(shì)
to try

(qiú)
to beg, to pray for

保佑

(bǎoyòu)
to bless and protect (by God)

差不多

(chàbuduō)
about, almost, nearly

要不然

(yàoburán)
otherwise

(děng)
to wait

(jiāng)
ginger

首先......后来......

(shǒuxiān...hòulái...)
first...then...

(jiāo)
to teach

种地

(zhòngdì)
to farm; to cultivate the land

亲自

(qīnzì)
personally

(cháng)
to taste, to try (food)

(dú)
poison

(tù)
to vomit, to spit

泻(肚子)

xiè (dùzi)
to have diarrhea

差一点

(chāyìdiǎn)
almost

大家

(dàjiā)
everybody, all of us

健康

(jiànkāng)
health, healthy

危险

(wēixiǎn)
dangerous

许多

(xǔduō)
many, a lot of, much

普通人

(pǔtōngrén)
common people/person

感谢

(gǎnxiè)
to thank

(huó)
to live, alive, living

(suì)
year of age

记下来

(jìxiàlái)
write it down; keep a record, to take down; to record

难吃

(nánchī)
taste bad

味道

(wèidao)
taste; flavor

有效

(yǒuxiào)
effective

神农

Shénnóng
the Chinese agricultural god, was a legendary ruler of China and cultural hero reputed to have lived 5000 years ago

孙思邈

Sūn Sīmiǎo,
famous Chinese herbalist

李时珍

Li Shízhen
famous doctor in Ming dynasty

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