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Differing Attitudes to Medicine

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ID: 2354 Upper Intermediate
Popping an aspirin when you've got a headache is no big deal in the West, but in China many people would think twice before taking medicine for something so common. In this lesson, three friends have a discussion about Chinese attitudes towards medicine.
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阿司匹林 āsīpǐlín aspirin
luàn carelessly
脸色 liǎnsè complexion
rěn to endure, bear
Kāngkang ,nǐ zěnmele ?
Kangkang, how are you?
wǒ yǒudiǎnr tóuténg 。
My head hurts.
chī diǎnr āsīpǐlín ba 。wǒ zhèr yǒu ,lái gěi nǐ 。
Have an aspirin. I have some here. I'll give you one.
bù yào chī ,bù yào chī 。yào bùnéng luàn chī 。
Don't take it. Don't take it. One shouldn't take medicine so casually.
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