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How to Talk about Being Sick in English

There are many situations and occasions when we have to ask people how they are feeling and express that we are not feeling well.In this lesson, we will go over the important questions and sentences in English when talking about being sick.1. Here are the basic sentences that we use to say that we are sick.
  • I am sick.
  • I am feeling sick.
  • I feel sick.
  • I don't feel well.
  • I felt sick yesterday.
  • I think that I am getting sick.
  • I might be getting sick.
  • I am in a lot of pain.
  • I am under the weather.
  • I feel as sick as a dog.
  • I feel awful.
  • I feel terrible.
We use "have/has + sickness" to be specific about the disease or symptom.
  • I have a cold.
  • He has the flu.
  • I have a fever.
  • He has a bad cough.
  • I have a sore throat.
  • I have an earache.
  • I have a stomachache.
  • She has a headache.
  • I have a toothache.
  • My grandmother has diabetes.
  • I have skin cancer.
Here are some other symptoms that we describe with verbs or adjectives.
  • I am dizzy.
  • I am nauseous.
  • I think I am going throw up.
  • I need to vomit.
  • I'm shivering.
  • I'm cold.
  • I feel weak.
  • My body is tired.
We can use the verb "hurt" when we are in pain. These do not always mean that we are sick. These could also be because of injury.
  • My head hurts.(=I have a headache.)
  • My knee hurts.
  • My tooth hurts.
  • My shoulder hurts.
  • My finger hurts.
  • My stomach hurts.
2. It is also important to know how to ask about another person's health.
  • How do you feel today?
  • Do you feel okay? You look sick.
  • Do you feel better today?
  • Are you sick?
  • Are you okay?
  • Are you feeling okay?
  • Do you need to see a doctor?
  • Do you need some medicine?
3. When somebody we know is sick, we should say something nice to show the person that we care.
  • I hope you feel better soon.
  • Get better soon.
  • Take care of yourself.
We can also give them some advice.
  • Make sure that you get lots of rest.
  • Get some rest.
  • Make sure to drink lots of water.
  • Try to drink some tea.
  • You need to get lots of sleep.
  • Take some medicine.
  • Go to the hospital today.
Use this lesson to help you take your English skills to the next level. There are certain situations when the language that you learned in this English lesson can be very useful. Try to use one of these phrases or expressions the next time you speak English.

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