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Home Remedies or Superstitions?

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ID: 2333 Upper Intermediate
Traditional home remedies throughout the world are known for being a little weird, especially to outsiders. In this lesson, two friends talk about traditional Chinese folk remedies and their value, if any.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
神水 shénshuǐ magic water
香灰水 xiānghuīshuǐ incense ash water
老人家 lǎorénjiā old person
香灰 xiānghuī incense ash
哼,气死我了!
hèng ,qì sǐ wǒ le !
Hmph, I'm so angry!
玲玲,怎么了?
Língling ,zěnmele ?
Lingling, what's going on?
我婆婆呀!我家宝宝已经烧了两天了,医院也去了药也吃了。可是烧还没退。结果昨天我婆婆拿着一碗“神水”要给宝宝喝。你们知道那是什么吗?
wǒ pópo ya !wǒjiā bǎobao yǐjīng shāo le liǎngtiān le ,yīyuàn yě qù le yào yě chī le 。kěshì shāo hái méi tuì 。jiéguǒ zuótiān wǒ pópo názhe yī wǎn “shénshuǐ ”yào gěi bǎobao hē 。nǐmen zhīdào nà shì shénme ma ?
My mother-in-law! My baby's had a fever for two days, and we've already gone to the hospital to get medicine for her. But the fever still hasn't gone down. So yesterday my mother-in-law got a bowl of “magic water” to give to the baby. Do you know what that is?
香灰水对吧?
xiānghuīshuǐ duìba ?
Water full of incense ash, right?
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