The Chinese word 生病 means “to get sick” or “to fall ill”. It is commonly used when referring to physical illness or disease. For example, if someone asks you why you’re not feeling well, you could reply “我生病了”, which means “I’m sick”. It is important to note that in Chinese culture, there is a strong emphasis on maintaining good health, so it is common to ask about someone’s health and well-being as a form of polite conversation.
Verb: to get sick
|我生病了，需要去看医生||wǒ shēngbìng le, xūyào qù kàn yīshēng||I am sick and need to see a doctor|
|他生病了，不能去上班||tā shēngbìng le, bùnéng qù shàngbān||He is sick and cannot go to work|
|她生了一场大病，需要休息一段时间||tā shēng le yī chǎng dàbìng, xūyào xiūxí yī duàn shíjiān||She had a serious illness and needs to rest for a while|
|小孩子生病了，妈妈很着急||xiǎo háizi shēngbìng le, māmā hěn zháojí||The child is sick and the mother is very worried|
|我们公司有许多人生病了，需要注意卫生||wǒmen gōngsī yǒu xǔduō rén shēngbìng le, xūyào zhùyì wèishēng||Many people in our company are sick, so we need to pay attention to hygiene|
|她的病已经好了，现在可以回家了||tā de bìng yǐjīng hǎo le, xiànzài kěyǐ huí jiā le||Her illness has improved and she can go home now|
生病 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.