Talking About Illness and Seeing The Doctor

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Let’s notice the conversation between Doctor and patient:

Doctor  : What’s your complaint?

Patient  : There is a lot of swelling. I keep sneezing. I’ve got blisters all over my hand

I’m constipated. My stomach is out of order. I have indigestion.

I have a temperature

Doctor  :  You’ve got high or low blood pressure. How’s your appetite?

Patient  : I can’t eat well, Doc. What’s wrong with me?

Doctor  : Nothing serious, but you’d better have a few days’ rest. I will prescribe medicine for you.

Patient  : Is it contagious?

Doctor  : No, don’t worry. You will get better soon.

Some utterances about saying one’s condition

He is getting better ( dia bertambah baik )

I am in pretty good shape now ( saya sehat sekali sekarang )

I feel much better (saya merasa jauh lebih sehat )

I’ve been fine since my operation ( saya sehat sejak operasi saya )

I am recuperating. ( saya sedang dalam masa penyembuhan )

She is completely cured. ( dia benar-benar sembuh )

She has thrown up twice this morning (dia sudah muntah dua kali pagi ini )

Her nose is swollen and blocked up. ( hidungnya bengkak dan tersumbat )

He has trouble breathing and swallowing ( dia mempunyai kesulitan bernafas dan menelan )

 

 Some important phrases

  1. Appendicitis = penyakit usus buntu
  2. A sore throat = sakit tenggorokan
  3. A backache = sakit punggung
  4. A nasty cough = batuk
  5. Chill = kedinginan
  6. Earache = sakit telinga
  7. A fever = demam
  8. A headache = sakit kepala
  9. A pain in the chest = sakit di dada
  10. A runny nose = pilek
  11. A skin rash = kulit berbintik-bintik
  12. A stiff neck = leher kaku
  13. A stomach ache = sakit perut
  14. Arthritis = sakit tulang
  15. A toothache = sakit gigi
  16. Constipation = susah buang air besar
  17. A typhoid fever = demam tipus
  18. Athlete’s foot = penyakit akibat jamur di antara jari kaki
  19. Dengue fever = demam berdarah
  20. Diarrhea = diare, mencret
  21. Dizziness = pusing
  22. Insomnia = sulit tidur
  23. Malaria = malaria
  24. Red eyes = mata merah
  25. Rheumatism = rematik
  26. The flu, influenza = flu
  27. The measles = campak
  28. Cancer = kanker
  29. Diabetes = diabetes
  30. Haemorrhoids= wasir
  31. Pneumonia = radang paru-paru
  32. Small pox = cacar air
  33. Cholera = kolera
  34. An ulcer = luka bernanah
  35. Jaundice = penyakit kuning, hepatitis
  36. Loss of appetite = kehilangan nafsu makan

The parts of the body

Adam’s apple = jakun ; Ankle = pergelangan kaki; Arm = lengan ; Armpit = ketiak

Belly button = pusar ;  Birthmark =tanda lahir ; Breast = buah dada ; Buttocks = pantat

Calf = betis ; Cheek = pipi ; Chest = dada ;  Ear = telinga ; Elbow = sikut

Eye = mata ; Eyebrow = alis; Face = muka ; Finger = jari tangan

Forehead = dahi ; Fore finger = jari telunjuk;Foot = kaki (bagian pergelangan kaki ke bawah )

Gum = gusi ; Hair = rambut; Hand = tangan ; Head = kepala ; Knee = lutut

Leg = kaki (secara keseluruhan);

Little finger=jari kelingking; Middle finger = jari tengah  Mole = tahi lalat; Mouth = mulut; Nail = kuku

Neck = leher ; Nose = hidung ; Nostril = lubang hidung

Ring finger = jari manis ; Shoulder = bahu

Stomach = perut; Temple = pelipis; Thigh = paha

Throat = tenggorokan ; Thumb = ibu jari

Toes = jari kaki; Tongue = lidah ; Tooth = gigi

Waist = pinggang ; Wrist = pergelangan tangan

How’s now?

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