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"Please take this medicine."

Translation:この薬を飲んでください。

October 7, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ToadFish2

'Member when DL gave us vocabulary highlighted in yellow first before translating to Japanese. I 'member.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hollt693

Pepperidge Farm Remembers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pikachu025

It still does. Just that a few are not, like this one...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanjaR8

I thought it was a bug that they are no longer highlighted. :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anajalba

And when the words actually had helpful hints of how to translate them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kalexchu

この薬を飲んでください。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nana.san

This is actually funny.. Drink this medicine... What about pills? They drink pills too? lol I am so uncertain about this gimme your answers or I'll just continue laughing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mrs_Ruby

I was curious about this too, both google translate and jisho indicate that one drinks medicine in japanese, where we would take medicine in english.

After looking around a bit more, apparently it applies to pills too.

Maybe a native-speaker or somebody more advanced can specify this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epingchris

I found a Japanese article that discussed the difference between the words for "eat" and "drink" in Japanese and Chinese, and it mentioned that "薬を食べる" would give the impression that you're crunching and munching the pills like a piece of food...which is probably not most people would do. This, combined with the fact that "タバコをのむ" (to smoke) exists as well, seems to indicate that the more precise definition of "のむ" is not "to drink", but "to inhale/ingest without chewing". And this is indeed the definition given by 広辞苑 (Kōjien).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GilbertoFi149935

皆さん、薬をしないでください。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kiyo337178

is this the phrase for taking any ol' medicine, or just for haha i dunno what... pepto bismol and other gunky goos?!?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epingchris

It's for any kind of medicine.

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