The Chinese word 发烧 literally means “to emit heat” and is commonly used to describe a fever or a high body temperature. It is often used in medical contexts, such as when discussing symptoms of an illness or when describing a patient’s condition. For example, if someone is feeling unwell and has a high temperature, they might say “我发烧了” which means “I have a fever”.
Verb: to have fever
|我感冒了，发烧很严重||wǒ gǎnmào le, fāshāo hěn yánzhòng||I caught a cold and have a high fever|
|昨天晚上我发烧了，今天请假在家休息||zuótiān wǎnshàng wǒ fāshāo le, jīntiān qǐngjià zàijiā xiūxí||I had a fever last night and took a sick day to rest at home|
|他发烧了几天，去医院检查后才知道是流感||tā fāshāo le jǐ tiān, qù yīyuàn jiǎnchá hòu cái zhīdào shì liúgǎn||He had a fever for a few days and only found out it was the flu after going to the hospital for a check-up|
|她的孩子发烧了，她很担心||tā de háizi fāshāo le, tā hěn dānxīn||Her child has a fever and she is very worried|
|运动后我发烧了，可能是身体太累了||yùndòng hòu wǒ fāshāo le, kěnéng shì shēntǐ tài lèi le||I had a fever after exercising, maybe because my body was too tired|
|如果你发烧了，要多喝水，多休息||rúguǒ nǐ fāshāo le, yào duō hē shuǐ, duō xiūxí||If you have a fever, you should drink more water and rest more|
发烧 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 4.