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

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

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Backache

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

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Band Aid

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

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Be Sick

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

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Chill

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

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Cough

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

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Diarrhoea

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

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Dizzy

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

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Doctor

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

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Earache

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

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Emergency Room

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

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Fever

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

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Have A Cold

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

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Headache

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

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Hospital Patient

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

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Hospital

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

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Injured

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

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Nauseous

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

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Nurse

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

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Operation

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

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Rash

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

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Sneeze

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

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Sore Throat

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

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Stomachache

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

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Stuffy Nose

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

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Swollen

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

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Thermometer

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

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Toothache

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

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Vomit

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

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