The Chinese word 感冒 means “to catch a cold”. It is a common term used to describe the symptoms of a viral infection that affects the respiratory system, such as coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose. The word is often used in everyday conversation to describe when someone is feeling unwell due to a cold.
Noun: common cold
Verb: to catch a cold
|我感冒了，今天不去上班了||wǒ gǎnmào le, jīntiān bù qù shàngbān le||I caught a cold, I’m not going to work today|
|如果你感冒了，就要多喝水||rúguǒ nǐ gǎnmào le, jiù yào duō hē shuǐ||If you catch a cold, you should drink more water|
|他感冒了，喉咙很痛||tā gǎnmào le, hóulóng hěn tòng||He caught a cold and his throat is very sore|
|我感冒了，头疼得厉害||wǒ gǎnmào le, tóuténg de lìhài||I caught a cold and my headache is severe|
|她感冒了，嗓子哑了||tā gǎnmào le, sǎngzi yǎ le||She caught a cold and her voice became hoarse|
|我感冒了，咳嗽得很严重||wǒ gǎnmào le, késòu de hěn yánzhòng||I caught a cold and my cough is very severe|
|昨天晚上我感冒了，所以我今天请假了||zuótiān wǎnshàng wǒ gǎnmào le, suǒyǐ wǒ jīntiān qǐngjià le||I caught a cold last night, so I took a sick leave today|
感冒 is part of HSK Level 3 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.