What to say to express my physical condition or to ask for help? Essential phrases when you feel unwell

What to say to express my physical condition or to ask for help? Essential phrases when you feel unwell

Update:

Even a healthy person may fall sick due to jet lag or different climate when travelling overseas. Here are some useful phrases which may help you if you become ill during your visit to Japan.

Please call an ambulance.

救急車を呼んでください。
(kyū-kyū-sha o yon-de ku-da-sa-i.)

Please call a doctor.

医者を呼んでください。
(i-sha o yon-de ku-da-sa-i.)

Where is …?

○○はどこですか?
(…wa do-ko des ka?)

example of …
hospital
病院(byō-in)
pharmacy
薬局(yak-kyo-ku)

Is there a doctor who can speak…?

○○語を話せる医者はいますか?
(…go o ha-na-se-ru i-sha wa i-mas ka?)

example of …
Chinese
中国(chū-go-ku)
Korean
韓国(kan-ko-ku)
English
英(e-i)
Thai
タイ(ta-i)
Malay
マレー(ma-rē)
Indonesian
インドネシア(i-n-do-ne-shi-a)

I feel unwell.

気分が悪いです。
(ki-bun ga wa-ru-i des.)

My … hurts.

○○が痛いです。
(…ga i-ta-i des.)

example of …
head
頭(a-ta-ma)
stomach
お腹(o-na-ka)
arm
腕(u-de)
waist
腰(ko-shi)
leg
足(a-shi)

I have (a) ….

○○の症状があります。
(…no sho-u-jō ga a-ri mas.)

example of …
diarrhea
下痢(ge-ri)
cold
風邪(ka-ze)
fever
熱(ne-tsu)
nausea
吐き気(ha-ki-ke)

I am ….

私は、○○です。
(wa-ta-shi wa … des.)

example of …
in my pregnancy
妊娠中(nin-shin chū)
on my period
生理中(se-i-ri chū)
allergic to eggs
卵アレルギー(ta-ma-go a-re-ru-gī)
allergic to milk
牛乳アレルギー(gyū-nyū a-re-ru-gī)
allergic to wheat
小麦アレルギー(ko-mu-gi a-re-ru-gī)
allergic to shellfish
甲殻類アレルギー(kō-ka-ku ru-i a-re-ru-gī)
allergic to fruits
果物類アレルギー(ku-da-mo-no ru-i a-re-ru-gī)

Do you have…?

○○はありますか?
(…wa a-ri mas ka?)

example of …
stomach medicines
胃薬(i-gu-su-ri)
painkillers
鎮痛剤(chin-tsu-u-zai)
headache medicines
頭痛薬(zu-tsu-u ya-ku)
cold medicines
風邪薬(ka-ze gu-su-ri)

Is it alright if I continue travelling?

旅行を続けても良いですか?
(ryo-ko-u o tsu-zu-ke-te-mo yo-I des ka?)

I feel a little better.

体調が少し良くなりました。
(ta-i-cyō ga su-ko-shi yo-ku na-ri-ma-shi-ta.)

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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