Go to the vet in Chinese (HSK2+) 🐱🐶

by | Jun 9, 2021 | NihaoCafe Videos

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!

Feel free to practice & make new sentences with this vocabulary in comments, or at our Instagram account @nihaocafeapp.

Take Your Pet to the Vet in China | NihaoCafe HSK-Graded TV Series

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.

1. Vocabulary

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.

狗 (gǒu) ∙ a dog | Learn Chinese with NihaoCafe
(gǒu) ∙ a dog
 MEASURE WORD   (zhī)
 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.

猫 (māo) ∙ a cat | Learn Chinese with NihaoCafe
(māo) ∙ a cat

 MEASURE WORD   (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

(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

(pàng) ∙ fat; plump
(shòu) ∙ skinny
减肥 (jiǎnféi) ∙ to lose weight

2. Conversation

A Dialogue about taking your pet to the vet in Chinese

李爱 Li Ai | NihaoCafe
宠物医生 The Vet | NihaoCafe
胖八 Pang Ba | NihaoCafe

李爱 • Li Ai

宠物医生 • The Vet

胖八 • Pang Ba

李爱:你好,我的狗生病了,你能帮我看看吗?
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?

医生:怎么了?
Yīshēng: Zěnme le?
Doctor: What’s wrong?

李爱:它最近特别没精神,带它出门特别难,每天只在家睡觉。
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.

医生:它吃东西怎么样?
Yīshēng: Tā chī dōngxi zěnmeyàng?
Doctor: How is he eating?

李爱:吃东西跟以前一样,没有太大变化。
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.

医生:我带它做个检查吧。
Yīshēng: Wǒ dài tā zuò gè jiǎnchá ba.
Doctor: I’ll take him for a check.

李爱:好。麻烦你了。
Lǐ Ài: Hǎo. máfan nǐ le.
Li Ai: Ok, thank you.

3. Video

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.

What do you think happened to Pang Ba?
你觉得胖八怎么了?
Nǐ juédé Pàng Bā zěnme le?

Post your theories in comments 👇

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