Get ready to go to the vet in Chinese!
In this article, we take a look at the story in Lesson 51 in NihaoCafe’s Level 4 and get ready to go to the vet in Chinese. Take a look at some of the vocabulary that our students learn in this lesson, read the dialogue, and watch a preview of the video that our learners see in class!
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Taking Your Pet to the Vet
NIHAOCAFE LEVEL 4 HSK 2+
Do you have a dog or a cat?
If so, there were probably times when you had to bring them to the vet. But what happens when you take your pet to the vet in China? What vocabulary will you need… what questions will they ask?
As Li Ai’s dog Pang Ba has been out of energy recently, watch her take Pang Ba to a local vet station.
Pick up new Chinese words you’ll need at the vet
Dog-Related Chinese Vocabulary
First, let’s look at some Chinese words related to dogs and owing one.
AFFECTIONATE NAME 狗狗 (gǒugou)
养狗 (yǎng gǒu) ∙ to own a dog
遛狗 (liù gǒu) ∙ to walk a dog
狗粮 (gǒuliáng) ∙ dog food
Cat-Related Chinese Vocabulary
Now, let’s look at some Chinese words related to cats and owing one.
MEASURE WORD 只 (zhī)
AFFECTIONATE NAME 猫咪 (māomi)
养猫 (yǎng māo) ∙ to own a cat
猫粮 (māoliáng) ∙ cat food
Vet-Related Chinese Vocabulary
Now let’s take a look at some Chinese words you might need during your trip to the vet.
精神 (jīngshen) ∙ energy; spirit
没精神 (méi jīngshen) ∙ to be exhausted; out of energy
腿 (tuǐ) ∙ leg(s)
后腿 (hòutuǐ) ∙ hind leg(s)
前腿 (qiántuǐ) ∙ foreleg(s)
严重 (yánzhòng) ∙ serious
不严重 (bù yánzhòng) ∙ not serious
胖 (pàng) ∙ fat; plump
瘦 (shòu) ∙ skinny
减肥 (jiǎnféi) ∙ to lose weight
A Dialogue about taking your pet to the vet in Chinese
李爱 • Li Ai
宠物医生 • The Vet
胖八 • Pang Ba
Lǐ Ài: Nǐ hǎo, wǒ de gǒu shēng bìng le, nǐ néng bāng wǒ kànkan ma?
Li Ai: Hello, my dog is sick. Can you help me check him?
Yīshēng: Zěnme le?
Doctor: What’s wrong?
Lǐ Ài: Tā zuìjìn tèbié méi jīngshen, dài tā chūmén tèbié nán, měitiān zhǐ zài jiā shuìjiào.
Li Ai: He’s been particularly out of energy recently, and it’s been extremely difficult to take him out, he just sleeps at home every day.
Yīshēng: Tā chī dōngxi zěnmeyàng?
Doctor: How is he eating?
Lǐ Ài: Chī dōngxi gēn yǐqián yīyàng, méiyǒu tài dà biànhuà.
Li Ai: He’s eating the same as before, there hasn’t been any big change.
Yīshēng: Wǒ dài tā zuò gè jiǎnchá ba.
Doctor: I’ll take him for a check.
Lǐ Ài: Hǎo. máfan nǐ le.
Li Ai: Ok, thank you.
A video about taking your pet to the vet in Chinese
Now let’s bring the dialogue to life!
Watch as real-life Li Ai brings her dog Pang Ba to the vet one day.