Review these vocabulary words to learn how to talk about health related and medical issues in Igbo language.

Healthy/health – ahụ ike

Professions / Health care professionals

Dentist – dibịa na elekọta eze

Doctor – dibịa

Nurse – onye uweyi ọcha

Buildings

hospital – ụlọ ọgwụ

clinic – ụlọ ọrịa

Tools

drug  – ọgwụ

medicine – ọgwụ

glasses – igegbe anya

needle – ntutu

sleeping pills – ọgwụ ụra

Pains/aches

infection/disease -ọrịa

stomach ache – afọ ohihi

Diseases (ọrịa)

blindness – isi

cough –  ụkwara

fever/temperature – ahụ ọkụ

flu – ịba

heart attack – obi mgbafu

itch – ọkọ

sneezing – uzerē

Common Phrases

I’m sick. – Ahụ adịghị m.

I have a cold. – Oyi n’ama m.

Parts of the Body

heart – obi

stomach – afọ

teeth – eze

throat – akpiri

For a more complete list of body parts in Igbo, check out this Igbo body parts lesson.

 

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