Learn Thai Vocabulary – At the Hospital

By May 4, 2009Thai Vocabulary

Thai Hospital VocabularyVocabulary tor Thai learners

At the hospital, you will hear Thai doctors and Thai nurses talking about diseases and symptoms you have got in the Thai Language but you might not be familiar with those words. Have you been curious about what Thai people call some diseases and symptoms?

Well, now I am going to talk about some of many diseases in the Thai Language; a cold(Khâi-wàt/ไข้หวัด) and the flu or influenza (Khâi-wàt-yài/ไข้หวัดใหญ่). As you all know a cold(Khâi-wàt/ไข้หวัด) is not as dangerous as the flu(Khâi-wàt-yài/ไข้หวัดใหญ่). The flu(Khâi-wàt-yài/ไข้หวัดใหญ่)may cause fever(Khâi/ไข้ ), a cough(Ai/ไอ ), a sore throat (khor-jèb /คอเจ็บ), a runny nose(Nám-môog-lăi/น้ำมูกไหล)or a stuffy nose(Khát-jà-mòog/คัดจมูก).

If you have a chance to travel by aeroplane, you might get airsick (Mao-krûehng-bin/เมาเครื่องบิน ). And you may feel queasy(Rúh-sùg-klûhn-sâi/รู้สึกคลื่นใส้ ), and may want to vomit (Aa-jien/อาเจียน). Then it is possible to get carsick (Mao-ród/เมารถ )if you have a long bus trip. And some people get seasick (Mao-rue/เมาเรือ )on a cruise.

If you go to a place you don’t know and eat some food from the food trolleys or you eat something you never have before then you may get mild food poisoning (Aa-hăan-bpen-pit/อาหารเป็นพิษ). Your symptoms may range from an upset stomach(Pùad-thóhng or muan-thóhng/ปวดท้อง หรือ มวนท้อง) to diarrhoea (Thóhng-rûang/ท้องร่วง), fever(Bpen-khâi/เป็นไข้), vomiting(Aa-jien/อาเจียน), abdominal cramps(Pùad-greng-thóhng/ปวดเกร็งท้อง)and dehydration(Khàad-nám or Sĭa-nám/ขาดน้ำ หรือ เสียน้ำ).

If you happen to have an operation(Gaan-phàa-tàt/การผ่าตัด ), you will need to sign a consent form(Năng-sŭe-yin-yohm/หนังสือยินยอม ). You may have an anaesthetic (Yaa-sà-lòb/ยาสลบ ) so that you can’t feel anything during the operation(Gaan-phàa-tàt/การผ่าตัด ). You may have a stitch(Roy-yép/รอยเย็บ ) or stitches (Roy-yép-lăai-roy/รอยเย็บหลายรอย )after the operation(Gaan-phàa-tàt/การผ่าตัด ). If the skin(Phĭw-năng/ผิวหนัง ) around the wound(Phrăe/แผล )becomes red(Daeng/แดง ), swollen(Buam/บวม )and painful(Pùador Rá-bom/ปวด หรือ ระบม), you may have an infected wound(Phrăe-tìd-chúeh/แผลติดเชื้อ).

I think you will know more after reading this!!!

May
Thai Language Teacher