|Health Problem (2)|
Here are more useful vocabulary and expressions when you have health problems. There are two types of hospitals: "Iin (private hospitals)" and "sougou-byouin (general hospitals)". A doctor is "isha" and a nurse is "kangofu". Doctors are often called "sensei", the title also used for teachers and professors. In case of an emergency, call 119 for an ambulance (kyuukyuu-sha) or the fire department (shoubou-sho), 110 for the police station (keisatsu).
|obstetrics and gynecology|
|ear and nose department|
Types of Medicine
Common Phrases Used by a Doctor
|Dou shimashita ka.
|What seems to be the problem?|
|Ushiro o muite kudasai.
|Turn around, please.|
|Soko ni yoko ni natte kudasai.
|Lie down there, please.|
|Aomuke ni natte kudasai.
|Lie on your back, please.|
|Utsubuse ni natte kudasai.
|Lie face down, please.|
|Kuchi o ookiku akete kudasai.
|Open your mouth wide, please.|
|Chuusha o uchimashou.
|I will give you an injection.|
|Take good care of yourself.|
How to Consult a Doctor
To ask the doctor if you are permitted to do something, the expression "~ mo ii desu ka (May I ~?)" is used. It is combined with the verb "te-form".
|Tabako o sutte mo ii desu ka.
|Is it all right to smoke?|
|Osake o nonde mo ii desu ka.
|Is it all right to drink alcohol?|
There is no expression in Japanese like "Bless you" when somebody sneezes. In Japan, it is said that if you sneeze, someone is gossiping about you.
When the Japanese measure body temperature (taion), they put the thermometer in their armpit (waki), unlike some countries where people put it in their mouths.
Click here to learn how to describe pain.