#66 - 왜 병원에 가요?

In today’s blog, we will learn the different reasons one would visit the hospital in Korea.


Unlike medical clinics most countries have, Korea hospitals are the main place to go for outpatient treatment, whether you need flu medication, a stitch or even a IV vitamin drip. So if you hear a Korean say “I’m going to the hospital”, he might just be having a small  flu.


왜 병원에 가요? = Why are you going to the hospital

감기에 걸렸어요 = I caught a cold 

기침이 심해요 = i have a bad cough

열이 나요 = I have a fever


Let’s learn some useful vocabulary related to illness and the hospital for any medical emergencies you might face when you visit Korea:


Medication = 약

Injection = 주사

Ambulance = 구급차 

Accident(traffic accident) = 사고 (교통사고)

Broke = 부러뜨리다

examination= 검사

Doctor = 의사 

Nurse = 간호사

Patient = 환자

Guardian =보호자

Visiting hours= 면회 시간

Surgery = 수술

Admission = 입원

Discharge = 퇴원 

Hospital bills = 병원비



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