Vocab for Breathing Healthy in Beijing

 

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Here are a few basic vocabulary words about health and air pollution that you can use in everyday conversation.

breathe 呼吸 (hū xī)

air quality 空气质量 (kōng qì zhí liàng)

air quality index (AQI) 大气质量指数 (dà qì zhí liàng zhĭ shù)

clean air 清新 (qīng xīn) or 干净的空气 (gān jìng de kōng qì)

fresh air 新鲜空气 (xīn xiān kōng qì)

air pollution 空气污染 (kōng qì wū răn)

particulates 微粒 (wéi lì) or 颗粒 (kē lì)

dust 灰尘 (huī chén)

HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air 高效能粒子空气 (gāo xiào néng lì zĭ kōng qì)

HEPA filter 高效过滤网 (gāo xiào guò lǜ wăng)

Air purifier 空气净化器 (kōng qì jìng huà qì)

mask 口罩 (kŏu zhào)

lungs 肺 (fèi)

 

Goobo: “The air is so clean today! Let’s go for a picnic at the park. The fresh air and the scenery will do your lungs good.”

“今天空气这么好,我们去公园野餐吧!那里空气清新,风景秀丽,对肺有好处!“

Palunka: “Are you kidding me? The air is SO polluted today. Stay inside and turn on your air purifier.”

“开什么玩笑?外面污染这么严重,我看还是待在家里开空气净化器好了。”

Goobo: “But the AQI reported in the paper is fine. Besides, I haven’t changed the filter in a long time.”

”可是报纸上说大气质量指数还不错啊!而且过滤网很久都没换了。“

Palunka: “Then we’re going to buy a filter right now. Put on your mask. It’s dusty outside. Let’s go!”

“那我们现在就去买过滤网吧!记得戴上口罩,外面灰尘太多了!走吧!”