*the following phrases are formal
If you’re in pain and end up taking the taxi, tell the driver:
제일 가까운 병원으로 가주세요.
Jaeil gaggaoon byungwoneuro gajuseyo.
Please take me to the nearest hospital.
If there’s a specific hospital you have in mind, tell the driver:
Please take me to Seoul Hospital.
Just fill in the blank with a hospital name.
Please take me to _______.
What if the driver doesn’t know where that hospital is? Then hand him the address.
Jooso yuhgi issuhyo.
Here is the address.
If you must share your condition:
저 지금 많이 아파요.
Juh jigeum manee ahpayo.
I’m in a lot of pain right now.
Anytime you need assistance, say this:
Please help me.
You get to the hospital. You’ll be asked:
Where does it hurt?
What are the symptoms?
Tell them about your pain.
My stomach hurts.
My throat hurts.
My head hurts.
My back hurts.
Place a body part in the blank space. For the complete pronunciation and list of body parts, check out KWOW episode 31.
You can also point to an area and say:
It hurts here.
Let’s get a little more specific with describing your symptoms and medical condition.
I have a fever.
I have a headache.
I have diabetes.
I have heart disease.
I have asthma.
I have arthritis.
Notice a pattern? All the phrases end with ISSUHYO. Here’s some more fun symptom-related phrases.
I have diarrhea.
I have constipation.
I keep coughing.
토할 것 같아요.
I feel like vomiting.
I don’t have an appetite.
The doctor will ask questions accordingly.
Since when were you in pain?
How do you answer this question?
Since last week.
Since this morning.
Simply fill in the blank with a day.
Here are other phrases the doctor may say:
It’s not serious.
검사가 더 필요해요.
Guhmsaga duh peelyohaeyo.
You need further examination.
결과는 며칠 있으면 나와요.
Gyeolgwaneun myeochil isseumyun nawayo.
The results will come out in a couple days.
며칠 푹 쉬세요.
Myuhchil pook shwiseyo.
Rest for a couple days.
일 하러 가실 수 있어요.
Eel haruh gashil soo issuhyo.
You can go to work.
You need to be hospitalized.
You need surgery.
If you need to be hospitalized, it’s important to know the cost. You’ll chose the type of room as well.
입원실 종류가 어떻게 돼죠?
Ebwonshil jongryuga uhdduhgae dwaejyo?
What types of rooms are there?
Every hospital may be different, but here are some room types:
기준병실 - a room for 5+ people - cheapest
3인실 - a room for 3 people
2인실 - a room for 2 people
1인실 - a room 1 person
특실 - special room
VIP실 - VIP room - most expensive
입원실 비용이 어떻게 돼죠?
Eebwonshil beeyongee uhdduhgae dwaejyo?
How much does it cost to be hospitalized?
얼마동안 입원해야 되나요?
Uhlmadongahn eebwonhaeya dwaenayo?
How long do you think I need to be hospitalized?
언제 퇴원할 수 있나요?
Uhnjae twaewonhal soo itnayo?
When can I be discharged?
If you’re in an emergency situation and would like the first available room, you can say:
빈 병실 나오는대로 주세요.
Bin byungshil naohneundaero juseyo.
Please give me the next available hospital room.
Many things can happen while you’re at the hospital, but everyone will end up in the same place: to pay the bill. Hope your visit didn’t cost too much!
How much is it?
I have an insurance card.
I don’t have an insurance card.
To learn how to count money, watch KWOW episode 78.
Was there a point when you needed someone to repeat something?
다시 말해 주세요.
Dashi malhae juseyo.
Please say that again.