Nihongo no Benkyou

By Roisin McGowan

Today’s Topic: My first visit to a Japanese hospital.  Scary!

Japanese: 内科
Romaji: Nai – ka
Translation: Hospital.  (This refers to a hospital where you can go for general ailments, such as a cold.)

Japanese: 先生
Romaji: Sensei
Translation: Doctor. (Call the doctor “sensei” when addressing him/her directly.)

Japanese: 看護師さん
Romaji: Kangoshi-san
Translation: Nurse

Japanese: どうされましたか
Romaji: Dou saremashita ka?
Translation: What’s the matter?

Japanese: 初診ですか / 初めてですか
Romaji: Sho-shin desu ka? / Hajimete desu ka?
Translation: Is it your first visit?

Japanese: 保険証を持ってますか
Romaji: Hokenshou o mottemasu ka?
Translation: Do you have a social insurance card?

Japanese: 体温を計りましょう
Romaji: Tai-on o hakarimashou.
Translation: Let’s take your temperature.

Japanese: 薬
Romaji: Kusuri
Translation: Medicine

Japanese: お大事に
Romaji: O-daiji ni
Translation: Take care!