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Health in Russian

You never know when you’ll need to talk about your health in Russian, so it’s best to be prepared.

What's the Russian word for headache? How do you tell someone you need the doctor. After this lesson you’ll be able to say if you’re not feeling well, and recognize the Russian words for a health shop, natural therapy and more.

Let's get started on your health in Russian.

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Pronouncing health in Russian

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Здоров / Здорова

Zdarof (m)/ Zdarova (f)

In good health

Болен / больна

Bolin (m) / Bol’na (f)

In poor health

Я чувствую себя хорошо сегодня!

Ya choostvuiu sibya kharasho sivodnia

I feel good today

Мне плохо

Mne ploha

I am not feeling well

Я думаю, я заболел.

Ya doomau, ya zabalel.

I think I'm sick.(m)

Мне нужна помощь

Mne nuzhna pomashch

I need help

Помогите!

Pamageeti!

Help!

врач

vrach

doctor

болит голова

baleet galava

headache

лекарство

lekarstva

medicine

больница

bal'neetsa

hospital

Фитотерапия

Fitaterapeeia

Natural therapy

Здоровoe питание

Zdarovae pitanie

Health foods

Магазин здорового питания

Magazen zdarovava pitania

Health food shop

Поликлиника

Paliklinika

Health center

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