Health in Arabic

In case you need to visit a drugstore or a doctor when you’re travelling in an Arabic-speaking country, it’s important to learn some basic words and phrases for talking about health in Arabic. We hope you never need to use them, but check out this free audio lesson – it doesn’t hurt to be prepared!

Do you know the Arabic words for different parts of the body? What’s the Arabic expression for stomach ache? How do you tell someone to call an ambulance, or explain to a doctor that you’re in pain? 

After this lesson you’ll be able to describe your symptoms in Arabic, and know what to say in an emergency if necessary. Let’s get started…

Pronunciation help for talking about health in Arabic

As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Arabic pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Arabic words and phrases, this lesson will help you.

Use the blue button to play the audio tracks associated with Health in Arabic. Then try recording yourself and compare your Arabic pronunciation with that of the native Arabic speaker. That’s right, with Rocket Arabic's voice recognition technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Arabic speaker!

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Word for doctor in Arabic

In this lesson all gender specific words are in the masculine form unless the word itself is feminine!

The following phrases are useful when describing where it hurts…

When you go to the doctor he or she will ask you about your symptoms…

Maybe you have an idea what’s wrong with you. You could say…

Maybe you cut yourself and all you need is a bandage, you might need some sleeping pills for a long haul flight or cough syrup. Here is what you have to say…

Here are some more general phrases and words…

That’s it for this lesson. I hope you stay happy and healthy.

Bye باي

Amira

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