Medical French

You never know when you’ll need to know some medical French. This online audio lesson will help you learn medical French phrases just in case you ever need to visit French doctors or a French hospital.
 
You may need to access health care in France if you’re feeling unwell or get injured. This French audio lesson will show you how to communicate your symptoms in French, and how to contact an ambulance or the fire department if necessary. So let's get prepared...

Talking about Medical French

The following phrases are useful when describing where it hurts… (check out this lesson for body parts in French)

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…

If you need to call an ambulance you need to know the number.  In France it’s 15.  You also might need to know the number for the fireman, you will have to dial 18.

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

À bientôt!
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team


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