Chinese Vocabulary: Medical Terms

Common Medical Terms To Know in Mandarin

When you're traveling to a foreign country, it could be a good idea to learn basic medical terms. In case, you get injured or sick and need help, it is important to be able to convey your symptoms so that you can quickly get the correct treatment.

This vocabulary list of medical terms in Mandarin Chinese can be useful if you have to see a doctor while in China or Taiwan. Each entry has an audio sound file for pronunciation and listening practice.

Allergy

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English: Allergy
Pinyin: guòmǐn
trad: 過敏
simp: 过敏

Backache

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English: Backache
Pinyin: bèi tòng
trad: 背痛
simp: 背痛

Band Aid

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English: Band Aid
Pinyin: O.K bēng
trad: OK繃
simp: OK绷

Be Sick

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English: Be Sick
Pinyin: shēngbìng
trad: 生病
simp: 生病

Chill

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English: Chill
Pinyin: fā lěng
trad: 發冷
simp: 发冷

Cough

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English: Cough
Pinyin: késou
trad: 咳嗽
simp: 咳嗽

Diarrhoea

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English: Diarrhoea
Pinyin: lā dùzi
trad: 拉肚子
simp: 拉肚子

Dizzy

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English: Dizzy
Pinyin: yūnxuàn
trad: 暈眩
simp: 晕眩

Doctor

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English: Doctor
Pinyin: yīshēng
trad: 醫生
simp: 医生

Earache

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English: Earache
Pinyin: ěrduo tòng
trad: 耳朵痛
simp: 耳朵痛

Emergency Room

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English: Emergency Room
Pinyin: jí zhěn shì
trad: 急診室
simp: 急诊室

Fever

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English: Fever
Pinyin: fāshāo
trad: 發燒
simp: 发烧

Have A Cold

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English: Have A Cold
Pinyin: gǎnmào
trad: 感冒
simp: 感冒

Headache

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English: Headache
Pinyin: tóu tòng
trad: 頭痛
simp: 头痛

Hospital Patient

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English: Hospital Patient
Pinyin: bìngrén
trad: 病人
simp: 病人

Hospital

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English: Hospital
Pinyin: yīyuàn
trad: 醫院
simp: 医院

Injured

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English: Injured
Pinyin: shòushāng
trad: 受傷
simp: 受伤

Nauseous

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English: Nauseous
Pinyin: ěxīn
trad: 噁心
simp: 恶心

Nurse

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English: Nurse
Pinyin: hùshi
trad: 護士
simp: 护士

Operation

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English: Operation
Pinyin: shǒushù
trad: 手術
simp: 手术

Rash

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English: Rash
Pinyin: zhěnzi
trad: 疹子
simp: 疹子

Sneeze

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English: Sneeze
Pinyin: dǎpēntì
trad: 打噴嚏
simp: 打喷嚏

Sore Throat

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English: Sore Throat
Pinyin: hóulóng tòng
trad: 喉嚨痛
simp: 喉咙痛

Stomachache

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English: Stomachache
Pinyin: wèi tòng
trad: 胃痛
simp: 胃痛

Stuffy Nose

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English: Stuffy Nose
Pinyin: bísè
trad: 鼻塞
simp: 鼻塞

Swollen

English: Swollen
Pinyin: hóng zhǒng
trad: 紅腫
simp: 红肿

Thermometer

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English: Thermometer
Pinyin: wēndùjì
trad: 溫度計
simp: 温度计

Toothache

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English: Toothache
Pinyin: yá tòng
trad: 牙痛
simp: 牙痛

Vomit

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English: Vomit
Pinyin: ǒutù
trad: 嘔吐
simp: 呕吐