Corona-virus

Corona-virus

By now everyone is aware of the Coronavirus spreading rapidly across China and several other countries. In the last few days it seems to have reached the west coast of the US.

It is still too early to know the extent of the epidemic. Thankfully, at this point, it has not reached pandemic proportions. But, wearing a face mask (if you can find one) in crowded areas is a good idea no matter which country you are in.

Use the audio recordings below to practice your pronunciation …

PinyinChineseEnglish
在中国,冠状病毒正在快速传播。Zài zhōngguó, guānzhuàng bìngdú zhèngzài kuàisù chuánbò In China the Coronavirus is spreading rapidly
我们需要戴口罩。Wǒmen xūyào dài kǒuzhàoWe must wear face masks.
别忘了,携带洗手液。Bié wàngle, xiédài xǐshǒuyèDon’t forget to carry hand sanitizer.
但是,都已经卖完了。Dànshì, dōu yǐjīng mài wánleBut, they are all sold out.

Vocabulary

PinyinEnglish
zàiat,in
中国zhōngguóChina
冠状病毒guānzhuàngbìngdúCoronavirus
正在zhèngzàinow
快速kuàisùrapidly
传播chuánbòspreading
每个人měigèréneveryone
应该yīnggāishould
公共场合gōnggòng chǎnghéin public
dàiwear
口罩kǒuzhàoface mask
但是dànshìbut/however
dōuall
已经yǐjīngalready
卖完了mài wán lesold out.
别忘了bié wàngledon’t forget
携带xiédàicarry with you
洗手液xǐshǒuyèhand sanitizer