Chinese Words and Phrases for Visiting the Hospital in China

If you don’t speak the language, visiting a hospital in another nation can be frightening. Communication with medical professionals in Chinese hospitals can be challenging if you don’t speak Mandarin Chinese, and hospitals can be busy and complex. A visit to a hospital in China will go much more smoothly and less stressful if you know a few basic Chinese terms and phrases.

Common Diseases in Chinese

感冒 (gǎn mào) – common cold

肺炎 (fèi yán) – pneumonia

腹泻 (fù xiè) – diarrhea

高血压 (gāo xuè yā) – high blood pressure

糖尿病 (táng niào bìng) – diabetes

心脏病 (xīn zàng bìng) – heart disease

中风 (zhòng fēng) – stroke

癌症 (ái zhèng) – cancer

关节炎 (guān jié yán) – arthritis

肝炎 (gān yán) – hepatitis

鼻炎 (bí yán) – rhinitis

胃炎 (wèi yán) – gastritis

哮喘 (xiào chuǎn) – asthma

失眠 (shī mián) – insomnia

抑郁症 (yì yù zhèng) – depression

Common departments in a hospital

急诊科 (jí zhěn kē) – emergency department

内科 (nèi kē) – internal medicine department

外科 (wài kē) – surgical department

妇产科 (fù chǎn kē) – obstetrics and gynecology department

儿科 (ér kē) – pediatric department

耳鼻喉科 (ěr bí hóu kē) – ear, nose, and throat department

眼科 (yǎn kē) – ophthalmology department

口腔科 (kǒu qiāng kē) – dental department

皮肤科 (pí fū kē) – dermatology department

神经内科 (shén jīng nèi kē) – neurology department

心血管内科 (xīn xuè guǎn nèi kē) – cardiology department

肿瘤科 (zhǒng liú kē) – oncology department

康复科 (kāng fù kē) – rehabilitation department

中医科 (zhōng yī kē) – traditional Chinese medicine department

感染科 (gǎn rǎn kē) – infectious diseases department

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Common sentences for seeing a doctor in China

  1. 我有点儿头疼。(Wǒ yǒu diǎnr tóuténg.) – I have a slight headache.
  2. 我感觉不舒服。(Wǒ gǎnjué bù shūfú.) – I’m feeling uncomfortable.
  3. 我的嗓子疼。(Wǒ de sǎngzi téng.) – My throat hurts.
  4. 我想要挂号。(Wǒ xiǎng yào guàhào.) – I want to make an appointment.
  5. 我想看一下医生。(Wǒ xiǎng kàn yīxià yīshēng.) – I want to see a doctor.
  6. 我感觉发烧了。(Wǒ gǎnjué fāshāo le.) – I feel like I have a fever.
  7. 我有点儿咳嗽。(Wǒ yǒu diǎnr késòu.) – I have a slight cough.
  8. 我肚子疼。(Wǒ dùzi téng.) – My stomach hurts.
  9. 我想要开个病假条。(Wǒ xiǎng yào kāi gè bìngjià tiáo.) – I need a sick leave certificate.
  10. 我需要验血。(Wǒ xūyào yànxiě.) – I need to have a blood test.
  11. 我有皮肤过敏的问题。(Wǒ yǒu pífū guòmǐn de wèntí.) – I have a skin allergy problem.
  12. 我的眼睛有点儿不舒服。(Wǒ de yǎnjīng yǒudiǎnr bù shūfú.) – My eyes feel uncomfortable.
  13. 你能帮我开个处方吗?(Nǐ néng bāng wǒ kāi gè chǔfāng ma?) – Can you help me with a prescription?

It is important to remember that the procedure may differ depending on the hospital or clinic, and it is always a good idea to have a Chinese-speaking friend or interpreter with you if you need to speak Chinese fluently. You should also bring your medical documents since these aid the doctor in making an accurate diagnosis and providing appropriate treatment. Last but not least, remember to bring your insurance card to the hospital or clinic if you have health insurance.

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