Visiting the hospital or going to see a doctor can be very stressful, and a language barrier can make things even more difficult. Here are some useful words and a few simple phrases that will help you to describe your symptoms and understand your results to make the situation easier.
医院 (yī yuàn) = Hospital
医生 (yī shēng) = Doctor
护士 (hù shi) = Nurse
救护车 (jiù hù chē) = ambulance
紧急 (jǐn jí) = emergency
Once inside the hospital, you need to go to a specific department:
在哪里挂号？(zài nǎ lǐ guà hào) = Where do I register?
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be given a number. When the nurse calls your name and number this is known as 叫号 (jiào hào).
How to say “I’m sick”:
我病了。(wǒ bìng le) = I’m sick.
我不舒服。(wǒ bù shū fu) = I feel sick.
我感冒了。(wǒ gǎn mào le) = I have a cold.
If you visit a doctor, they may ask for your symptoms:
你什么地方不舒服？(nǐ shén me dì fang bù shū fu) = Where are you uncomfortable?
发烧吗？(fā shāo ma) = Do you have a fever?
头疼吗？(tóu téng ma?) = Do you have a headache?
Describing your symptoms:
我发烧了。(wǒ fā shāo le) = I have a fever.
我流鼻涕。(wǒ liú bí tì) = I have a runny nose.
我打喷嚏。(wǒ dǎ pēn tì) = I am sneezing.
我咳嗽。(wǒ ké sou) = I have a cough.
我嗓子疼。(wǒ sǎng zi téng) = I have a sore throat.
我肚子疼。(wǒ dù zi téng) = I have stomachache.
我拉肚子。 (wǒ lā dù zi) = I have diarrhea.
我头疼。(wǒ tóu téng) = I have a headache.
我骨头断了。(wǒ gǔ tou duàn le) = I have a broken bone.
The doctor may need to examine you in order to diagnose your illness.
抽血 (chōu xuè) = take blood
量血压 (liáng xuè yā) = take blood pressure
听诊 (tīng zhěn) = listen to your heart beat
Ｘ光 (x guāng) = x-ray
量体温 (liáng tǐ wēn) = measure body temperature
Getting Your Results:
Once your results are back, or after your examination, the doctor will prescribe you with medicine or other forms of treatment.
你需要… (nǐ xū yào…) = You need…
拐杖 (guǎi zhàng) = crutches
打针 (dǎ zhēn) = an injection
药品 (yào pǐn) = medicine
点滴 (diǎn dī) = a drip
吊带 (diào dài) = a sling
Post time: Jul-03-2020