Spanish Vocabulary: Terms Related to Health & Hospitals

Spanish Vocabulary: Terms Related to Health & Hospitals
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  • 0:02 Vocabulario: La Salud…
  • 0:40 En El Consultorio Del M?dico
  • 2:42 Prueba De Vocabulario
  • 4:45 En La Sala De Emergencia
  • 5:34 Prueba De Vocabulario 2
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Instructor: April Schmidt

April has a Ph.D. in Spanish and has been teaching college-level Spanish for the past eight years.

What sorts of vocabulary would you need to know if you had to go to the doctor or to the hospital in a Spanish-speaking country? Words like cough, fever, or injury? In this lesson, you will be learning how to say these and other words in Spanish.

Vocabulario: La Salud Y Los Hospitales

Imagine that you made an appointment with the doctor for a check-up. During the check-up, the doctor will probably give you advice about eating healthier, exercising more, etc. Or maybe you've had a fever and a cough for the last several days. You'll probably need to go to the doctor to get a diagnosis and some medicine. Or suppose you've cut yourself badly. You should go to the emergency room to get some stitches. In this lesson, you will be learning vocabulary related to doctors' offices and hospitals, just in case you ever need medical attention while traveling in a Spanish-speaking country.

En El Consultorio Del Médico

Tienes una cita (an appointment) en el consultorio del médico (the doctor's office). Primero, la secretaria pide información sobre tu seguro (insurance). Necesita saber el nombre de tu asegurador (insurer). Entonces, la enfermera o el enfermero (nurse) te prepara para la cita.

Si tu cita es para un chequeo (check-up), el médico o la médica (doctor) te hace preguntas sobre tu salud (health). Te da consejos sobre el régimen (diet): debes comer muchas frutas y verduras y no debes beber mucho alcohol. También debes hacer ejercicio (exercise) al menos tres veces a la semana. Si tienes un problema con el peso, el médico puede recomendar que te pongas a dieta (diet).

Si estás enfermo/a, el médico pregunta si te sientes mal (you feel bad) Pregunta qué tipo de síntomas (symptoms) tienes. Por ejemplo, puede preguntar si tienes una tos (cough) o una fiebre (fever). También te puede preguntar si tienes un dolor (pain) de cabeza o de estómago. Para tratar (to treat) tus síntomas, te puede dar un medicamento (medicine, drug). Por ejemplo, si toses (are coughing) mucho, debes tomar jarabe. Probablemente, te vas a mejorar (to get better) dentro de una semana.

Prueba De Vocabulario

Bueno, ¡vamos a practicar el vocabulario relacionado con el consultorio del médico!

  1. Si una persona está enferma, debe ir al ____. ?dolor o médico?
  2. Vas al médico si tienes problemas con ____ . ?la salud o el seguro?
  3. Si una persona tose mucho, tiene ____. ?una fiebre o una tos?
  4. Una tos, una fiebre, y un dolor de cabeza son ____. ?síntomas o medicamentos?
  5. Comer muchas frutas y verduras es parte de un buen ____. ?régimen o ejercicio?
  6. Una persona que ayuda a un médico es ____. ?la cita o la enfermera?
  7. Los medicamentos ayudan a la gente a ____. ?mejorarse o sentirse?

(Answers: 1) médico 2) la salud 3) una tos 4) síntomas 5) régimen 6) la enfermera 7) mejorarse)

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