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5 Chinese Words Related to COVID-19 You Must Know

Feb. 14, 2020

1 新型冠状病毒 (Xīnxíng guānzhuàng bìngdú): Coronavirus /COVID-19

Example:
Kēxuéjiā men yǐ fēnlí chū yǐnqǐ zhè zhǒng liúxíng bìng de guānzhuàng bìngdú.
科学家们已分离出引起这种流行病的冠状病毒。                 
Scientists have isolated the coronavirus causing the epidemic.
 
2 口罩 (Kǒuzhào):Mask, gauze mask

Example:
Nǐ chūmén yídìng yào dài kǒuzhào.
你出门一定要戴口罩。
You must wear a mask when you go out.
 
We suggest that you wear:
医用外科口罩 (Yīyòng wàikē kǒuzhào) surgical mask
or
N95口罩 (Kǒuzhào) N95 respirator
 
3 隔离 (Gélí): to isolate; insulate; quarantine

Example:
Tā jiēshòu le yī xīngqísān de jiǎnyì gélí.
他接受了一星期的检疫隔离。
He had been kept in quarantine for a week.
 
4 消毒液 (Xiāodú yè):disinfectant

Example:
Xiāodú yè néng shāmiè xìjùn.
消毒液能杀灭细菌。
Disinfectants can kill germs.
 
5. 咳嗽 (Késou): to cough

Example:
Qǐng yīshēng kāi diǎn késòu yào.
请医生开点咳嗽药。                 
Ask the doctor to prescribe something for that cough.

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