Health in Hindi

You never know when you might need to talk about health in Hindi. Maybe you’re travelling in India and need to visit a drugstore. Perhaps you’re traveling elsewhere with a Hindi-speaking family member who needs a doctor. Either way, 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 Hindi words for different parts of the body? What’s the Hindi word for “pain”? How do you tell someone to call an ambulance, or explain that your head hurts? After this lesson you’ll be able to describe your symptoms in Hindi, and know what to say in an emergency if necessary. Let’s get started…

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Pronouncing health in Hindi

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मुझे दर्द हो रहा है ।

mujhe darda ho rahā hai ।

I'm in pain.

मुझे सर दर्द है ।

mujhe sara darda hai ।

I have a headache.

मेरे पेट में दर्द है ।

mere peṭa meṃ darda hai ।

I have a stomachache

मेरे गले में दर्द है ।

mere gale meṃ darda hai ।

I have a sore throat.

मेरे कान में दर्द है ।

mere kāna meṃ darda hai ।

I have sore ears.

मेरे दान्त में दर्द है ।

mere dānta meṃ darda hai ।

I have a toothache.

मै बीमार हूँ ।

mai bīmāra hūn ।

I'm sick.

Headache vocabulary in Hindi

The following phrases are useful when describing where it hurts…

मेरा हाथ दुखता है ।

merā hātha dukhatā hai ।

My arm hurts.

मेरा कन्धा दुखता है ।

merā kandhā dukhatā hai ।

My shoulder hurts.

मेरी आँख दुख्ती है ।

merī ām̐kha dukhtī hai ।

My eye hurts.

मेरे पैर की उंगली दुख्ती है ।

mere paira kī uṃgalī dukhtī hai ।

My toes hurt.

मेरी उंगली दुख्ती है ।

merī uṃgalī dukhtī hai ।

My finger hurts.

मेरे पैर दुख्ते हैं ।

mere paira dukhte haiṃ ।

My feet hurt.

मेरे मसूड़ों में दर्द है ।

mere masūḍa़oṃ meṃ darda hai ।

My gums hurt.

मेरा चूतड़ दुख्ता है ।

merā cūtaḍa़ dukhtā hai ।

My bottom hurts.

मेरे घुटने दुख्ते हैं ।

mere ghuṭane dukhte haiṃ ।

My knee hurts.

मेरा सर दुखता है ।

merā sara dukhatā hai ।

My head hurts.

मेरी टांग दुखती है ।

merī ṭāṃga dukhatī hai ।

My leg hurts.

मेरी पीठ दुख्ती है ।

merī pīṭha dukhtī hai ।

My back hurts.

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

किस तरह के लक्षण है?

kisa taraha ke lakṣaṇa hai?

What kind of symptoms do you have?

क्या आपको दर्द है?

kyā āpako darda hai?

Are you in pain?

कहाँ दर्द है?

kahām̐ darda hai?

Where does it hurt?

क्या आपको बुखार है?

kyā āpako bukhāra hai?

Do you have fever?

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

मुझे ज़ुकाम है ।

mujhe ja़ukāma hai ।

I have a cold.

मुझे फ़्लू है ।

mujhe pha़lū hai ।

I have the flu.

मुझे संक्रमण है ।

mujhe saṃkramaṇa hai ।

I have an infection.

मुझे वाइरस है ।

mujhe vāirasa hai ।

I have a virus.

मुझे एलेर्जी है ।

mujhe elerjī hai ।

I have an allergy.

मुझे बुखार है ।

mujhe bukhāra hai ।

I have hay fever.

मुझे मासिक धर्म में दर्द है ।

mujhe māsika dharma meṃ darda hai ।

I have menstrual pains.

Talking about pills in Hindi

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…

मुझे बैंडेज चाहिये ।

mujhe baiṃḍeja cāhiye ।

I need a bandage.

मुझे प्लास्टर चाहिये ।

mujhe plāsṭara cāhiye ।

I need a plaster.

मुझे दर्द की गोलियाँ चाहिये ।

mujhe darda kī goliyām̐ cāhiye ।

I need some pain killers.

मुझे नींद की गोलियाँ चाहिये ।

mujhe nīṃda kī goliyām̐ cāhiye ।

I need some sleeping pills.

मुझे खांसी की दवा चाहिये ।

mujhe khāṃsī kī davā cāhiye ।

I need some cough syrup

मुझे गले के लिए कुछ चाहिये ।

mujhe gale ke lie kucha cāhiye ।

I need some throat lozenges.

मुझे नुस्खा चाहिये ।

mujhe nuskhā cāhiye ।

I need a prescription.

मुझे गर्भनिरोधक उपाधी चाहिये ।

mujhe garbhanirodhaka upādhī cāhiye ।

I need some contraception.

Here are some more general phrases and words…



The pharmacy



The medicine



The Ambulance

एम्बुलेन्स को बुलाइए।

embulensa ko bulāie।

Call an ambulance!



The hospital

That’s it for this lesson! I sincerely hope that you never need to use any of this vocabulary, however, it’s best to be prepared. Who knows, you may even be able to help a fellow traveler out in case they fall ill.

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