Chinese Lesson 17: My stomach aches very badly.

Sentence Pattern

我肚子疼得厉害。(Wǒ dùzi téng de lìhai.):
My stomach aches very badly.
Words
1.能(néng):[auxiliary v]could; can; to be able to
2.上(shàng):[v]to attend
3.课(kè):[n]class
4.休息(xiūxi):[v]to rest
5.舒服(shūfu):[adj]comfortable
6.苹果(píngguǒ):[n]apple
7.半(bàn):[num]half
8.斤(jīn):[quantifier]jin, unit of weight(=half a kilogram)
9.葡萄(pútao):[n]grape
10.多(duō):[adj.,adv]much; many
11.冰淇淋(bīngqílín):[n]ice-cream
12.肚子(dùzi):[n]stomach
13.疼(téng):[v]to hurt; to ache
14.厉害(lìhai):[adj]terrible; serious
15.两(liăng):[num]two
16.天(tiăn):[n]day
17.药(yào):[n]medicine

Background
Dachuan is wakened by the alarm clock in the morning. He doesn’t want to attend class, so he rings his teacher Mr. Zhang and tells him that he is sick.

Dialogue One

Zhāng lǎoshī, nǐhǎo!
张老师,你好!
Wǒ jīntiān bùnéng qù shàngkè le.
我今天不能去上课了。
Hello, Mr. Zhang. I can’t go to class today.
Nǐ zěnme le?
你怎么了?
What’s wrong?
Wǒ gǎnmào le.
我感冒了。
I’ve caught a cold.
Nà nǐ hǎohāo xiūxi ba!
那你好好休息吧!
Then have a good rest.
Background
Dachuan’s stomach aches a lot. He decides to consult a doctor.

Dialogue Two

Nǐ nǎr bùshūfu?
你哪儿不舒服?
What’s wrong with you?
Wǒ dùzi téng de lìhai. Wǒ zǎoshàng chī le sān gè píngguǒ、bàn jīn pútao hé hěn duō bīngqílín.
我肚子疼得厉害。我早上吃了三个苹果、半斤葡萄和很多冰淇淋。
My stomach aches. I ate three apples, a half a kilo grapes and several pints of icecream.
Méiguānxi. Chī liǎng tiān yào jiù huì hǎo de.
没关系。吃两天药就会好的。
Don’t worry. You’ll be fine after taking this medicine for two days.
Hǎo de, xièxie.
好的,谢谢。
Ok. Thanks.

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