The Chinese word 咳嗽 means “cough” in English. It is used to describe the act of forcefully expelling air from the lungs through the mouth due to irritation or illness. 咳嗽 is a common symptom of respiratory illnesses such as colds, flu, and bronchitis. In Chinese medicine, 咳嗽 is often seen as a sign of an imbalance in the body’s energy and can be treated with herbal remedies or acupuncture.
Verb: to cough
|我最近一直咳嗽，可能是感冒了||wǒ zuìjìn yīzhí késòu, kěnéng shì gǎnmào le||I’ve been coughing a lot lately, maybe I caught a cold|
|她的咳嗽声听起来很难受||tā de késòu shēng tīng qǐlái hěn nánshòu||Her cough sounds very uncomfortable|
|如果你咳嗽得很厉害，应该去看医生||rúguǒ nǐ késòu de hěn lìhài, yīnggāi qù kàn yīshēng||If you have a severe cough, you should go see a doctor|
|他的咳嗽让他很难入睡||tā de késòu ràng tā hěn nán rùshuì||His cough makes it difficult for him to fall asleep|
|我咳嗽了一个星期，但是没有发烧||wǒ késòu le yīgè xīngqī, dànshì méiyǒu fāshāo||I’ve been coughing for a week, but I don’t have a fever|
|如果你咳嗽的时间超过两周，你应该去看医生||rúguǒ nǐ késòu de shíjiān chāoguò liǎng zhōu, nǐ yīnggāi qù kàn yīshēng||If you’ve been coughing for more than two weeks, you should go see a doctor|