Health in Japanese
When you’re traveling in Japan you may need to visit a drugstore or a doctor, so it’s important to learn some basic words and phrases for to talk about health in Japanese. We hope you never need to use them, but check out this free audio lesson just in case.
What’s the Japanese word for hospital? How do you tell someone to call an ambulance, or explain to a doctor that your back hurts? After this lesson you’ll be able to describe your symptoms in Japanese, and know what to say in an emergency if necessary. In the unlikely event that you need to access health care if you’re feeling sick or get injured, let’s be prepared…
Talking about health in Japanese
おなか が 痛い です / いつう が します
お腹が痛いです / 胃痛がします
Onaka ga itai desu. / Itsū ga shimasu.
I have a stomachache
りゅうかん に かかって います / インフルエンザ に かかって います
流感に罹っています / インフルエンザに罹っています
Ryūkan ni kakkate imasu. / Infuruenza ni kakkate imasu.
I have the flu.
That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you stay happy and healthy.