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Published: Nov 17, 2020 05:33 PM
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dextrose water/ 葡萄糖水
/ (pútaotánɡshuǐ)

A: The controversy about the doctors drinking dextrose water after the operation is featured on TV.

关于医生术后喝葡萄糖水的争议都上电视了。

(ɡuānyú yīshēnɡ shùhòu hēpútaotánɡshuǐdezhēnɡyì dōushànɡdiànshìle.)

B: I don't find it necessary to bother and question who pays for the water.

我看围绕这水谁付钱的质疑完全没必要。

(wǒkàn wéirào zhèshuǐ shéifùqiánde zhìyí wánquán méibìyào.)

A: A renowned TV host says that doctors are human beings too. Such sort of questioning is not only lack of concern for people, but even ruthless.

知名电视评论说得好医生也是人。这种质疑不仅缺乏对人的关切,甚至是冷酷无情。

(zhīmínɡ diànshì pínɡlùn shuōdéhǎo yīshēnɡyěshìrén. zhèzhǒnɡ zhìyí bùjǐn quēfá duìrénde ɡuānqiè, shènzhì shìlěnɡkùwúqínɡ.)

B: The work intensity of doctors is difficult to quantify, and society needs more inclusiveness.

医生的工作强度很难量化, 社会需要更高的包容性。

(yīshēnɡde ɡōnɡzuòqiánɡdù hěnnán liànɡhuà, shèhuì xūyào ɡènɡɡāode bāorónɡxìnɡ.)

A: Some cost accounting is really to the extreme. The physical and mental health of doctors is far more important than the cost of dextrose water.

有些成本核算实在是发挥到了极致, 医生的身心健康远比葡萄糖水的成本重要得多。

(yǒuxiē chénɡběn hésuàn shízàishì fāhuīdàole jízhì, yīshēnɡde shēnxīn jiànkānɡ yuǎnbǐ pútaotánɡshuǐde chénɡběn zhònɡyàodeduō.)

B: Hope such boring controversy doesn't hurt the dignity of the doctors.

但愿这样无聊的争议没有伤害医生们的尊严。

(dànyuàn zhèyànɡ wúliáode zhēnɡyì méiyǒu shānɡhài yīshēnɡmende zūnyán.)

Illustrations: Liu Xidan/GT


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