英语场景对话：018A 医药: 初级课程
Helen觉得不舒服，要去药店买药。Professor Bowman, “药店”的英文我知道两个，一个是drug store, 还有一个是pharmacy， p-h-a-r-m-a-c-y.
Professor: Yes, Winnie, they are both stores where you buy medicine. In this first section, Helen is talking to the pharmacist to get recommendations on what kind of medicine she should take.
Pharmacist: Hello. Can I help you?
Helen: Yes, I haven't been feeling well lately and need some medicine.
Pharmacist: I see. Do you have a prescription?
Helen: No, I just want some non-prescription medicine.
Professor: So Winnie, what kind of medicine does Helen want?
药店的pharmacist - 药剂师问Helen是不是要买 prescription medicine - 处方药，不过Helen说她只想买点 non-prescription medicine--非处方药。
Professor: That's right. Prescription is spelled p-r-e-s-c-r-i-p-t-i-o-n, prescription. Sometimes people also call non-prescription medicine "over-the-counter" medicine.
Professor: Now let's hear what's wrong with Helen.
Pharmacist: Before I can recommend some medicine, I need to know your symptoms.
Helen: My stomach has been hurting, and I have had a bad headache.
Pharmacist: Sure, I have a very good medicine for those symptoms.
Helen: I hope it works! I've really been feeling under the weather.
原来，Helen感觉胃疼，头疼。 Professor, 我猜symptom就是“症状”的意思吧？
Professor: Exactly! symptom is spelled s-y-m-p-t-o-m, symptom. Doctors will ask you to describe your symptoms so that they can diagnose what is wrong with you.
对，医生要听病人讲了症状之后，才能诊断。对了， professor, Helen还说 she is feeling "under the weather"，这是什么意思？
Professor: That's just a common phrase to say that you are feeling sick. For example, I didn't go to work yesterday because I was feeling under the weather.
哦，under the weather就是“感觉身体不舒服”。真希望药剂师能给Helen推荐一些有效的药。
Pharmacist: Take this medicine once in the morning and once at night. You will feel much better.
Helen: OK, what is the dose?
Pharmacist: There are two pills per dose.
Helen: And are there any side effects?
Pharmacist: It may make you feel drowsy, so don't drive after taking it.
Professor: The dose, d-o-s-e, is the amount of medicine you should take.
哦，dose就是服药的剂量。药剂师让Helen早晚各吃一次药，每次的量是 two pills - 两片儿。
Professor: Right. And did you hear what the side effects of this medicine are?
嗯，这个药有side effects - 副作用，那就是Helen可能会觉得drowsy - 困倦，想睡觉。所以，药剂师说，在吃了这些药之后，不要开车。
Pharmacist: Before I give this to you, I need to ask one last question. Do you have any allergies?
Helen: I'm not allergic to any medicine, although I have an allergy to peanuts.
Pharmacy: That isn't a problem. There aren't any peanuts in this medication.
Helen: Well thank you very much for your help. I will follow the directions.
Pharmacist: If you don't feel better, you should schedule a doctor's appointment to get a diagnosis.
Professor: So Winnie, did you hear what Helen is allergic to?
Allergic就是指对什么东西过敏，Helen说她对药物并不过敏，不过，她对peanuts - 花生，过敏。
Professor: Right. And what did the pharmacist tell Helen to do if her symptoms don't get better?
Professor: But don't you think this pharmacist sounds pretty good?