Tag Archives: medical

Interpreting Speech #15 – GPs in China (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have accepted an assignment to interpret at a medical conference in Hangzhou, China. The topic of this conference is “The Development of General Practitioners in China”. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #15 – GPs in China (Mandarin-into-English) Transcript and reference translation

Interpreting Speech #13 – Just a GP? (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing You have been engaged to interpret at a medical conference. This afternoon, speakers will present lectures on the challenges faced by general practitioners in their profession.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #13 – Just a GP? (English-into-Mandarin)

Random Trivia #12 – Interesting Conditions

Test your English and Chinese vocabulary level! See how many of these words you can guess. Today’s theme is interesting conditions. Here’s a tip: most of them (but not all) end in 病 bìng (“sickness”) or 症 zhèng (“disease”). Also note many of these are new and popular expressions in Chinese, and some do not […]

250 Physical Verbs in English and Chinese

I’ve always wanted to compile a list of verbs in English and Chinese that involve physical actions, as I believe these are some of the trickiest types of vocabulary to master. They’re tricky because, although they’re the kind of things we do on a daily basis, we rarely think about how to express them clearly […]

Vocabulary for the NAATI Professional Interpreting Examination (English and Chinese)

As I just took my NAATI Professional Interpreting Exam (NAATI三級口譯考試) last week, I thought I’d share with you the vocabulary that I have collected over the past year in preparing for it. There are ten glossaries in total, each with 30 words in total, including: 30 Legal Terms in English and Chinese 30 Medical Terms […]

Physical Examination in English and Chinese

Briefing This is a demonstration of the most common steps involved in a physical examination, conducted by a physician in a hospital or general practice. Both the original recording in English, as well as the version translated into Mandarin, are provided. In both recordings, a beep is sounded at the end of each segment for […]

How to Describe Medical Symptoms in Chinese

Have been inspired recently to do more research into how a whole variety of medical symptoms can be expressed naturally in Chinese. Here is what I have found between reading a number of books and consulting with friends, both laypeople and medical experts alike. Enjoy!   How to Describe Medical Symptoms in Chinese   描述一般症状-Describing […]

Mandarin English Dialogue #35 – Child Vaccination

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking Father is visiting the office of an English-speaking GP. He wishes to make some enquiries about the immunisations for his child, Xiaoming.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #35 – Child Vaccination

Mandarin English Dialogue #32 – Constipation Troubles

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking patient is speaking to an English-speaking General Practitioner. The patient is having some trouble with constipation.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #32 – Constipation Troubles

Mandarin-English Dialogue #11 – Stiff Neck

Briefing This dialogue takes place between Mrs Xu, a Chinese-speaking patient, and Doctor Waters, her GP. Mrs Xu has been experiencing pain in her neck.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #10 – Stiff Neck