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#1 Easy Guide To Health Vocabulary In Nepali

Are you planning to go to Nepal? We highly recommend that you go through the essential health vocabulary in Nepali to be prepared in case of a health emergency. Learning these will help you communicate easily with the locals and ask them for help without looking into the dictionary every other minute. Moreover, Nepali words like ज्वरो (fever), टाउको दुख्ने (Headache), स्वास्थ्य (Health), etc., are the primary day-to-day terms that will enhance your daily vocabulary and make you a better Nepali speaker. So, want to learn more? Continue reading, and have a safe trip.

Health Care In Nepal

Talking about healthcare and Nepali words related to our well-being, we must have a quick overview of the healthcare system in Nepal and its related facts.

  1. Throughout the years, Nepal has been trying to drastically change its healthcare systems to provide better services and increase the life expectancy of its citizens. Currently, it has the second highest life expectancy in South Asia, and the country’s services have reduced the mortality risk at an increasing rate.
  2. Most of Nepal’s health resources are located in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Such a setting may become troublesome for tourists as accessibility becomes less. Nevertheless, recent programs have been trying to increase the reach of facilities to remote areas and other places, ensuring a safer trip for other people visiting for the first time.
  3. During the Covid-19, the Nepalese government actively donated and provided help to all the remote areas and urban and rural people. Further giving hope for development, online grants also became a reality in Nepal, and health and education projects are at their peaks even in the current days.

Primary Health Vocabulary In Nepali

Now let us get a hold of some of the most common Health words in the Nepali language with proper translations and definitions. Keep reading and exploring the language to become a better speaker and make your travel more stress-free.

1. Health – स्वास्थ्य

The first word that we should be learning is स्वास्थ्य, which means health in Nepali. It is pronounced as Svāsthya and describes a person’s current physical or mental state.

2. Health Insurance – स्वास्थ्य बिमा

The following essential word that will come in handy is स्वास्थ्य बिमा- Svāsthya bimā. Especially in this era of multiple pandemics and viral diseases, it is always necessary to keep your Svāsthya bimā in check. Thus, before you board your flight to Nepal, ensure you have your Svāsthya bimā in proper assessment to avail medical services in case of emergencies.

3. Health Insurance Card – स्वास्थ्य बीमा कार्ड

While English is a known language in Nepal, words like स्वास्थ्य बीमा कार्ड- Svāsthya bīmā kārḍa will make things easier for you. Especially at the airport or security counters, you can communicate quickly, ask for help concerning your health insurance, and provide facilities in the country.

4. Hospital – अस्पताल

How can we miss out on another important word when it comes to health, अस्पताल- Aspatāla. The first thing that will pop up in your head when you are sick in Nepal is Aspatāla. So, knowing this English-to-Nepali translation will help you reach out fast to the locals and find the most immediate healthcare place near you.

5. Doctor – डाक्टर

Talking about hospitals, the next word that will help you with the proper guidance is डाक्टर- Ḍākṭara. It is a must-know word you will need whenever any health problem arises during your journey. While it sounds similar to the English version, the accent still adds an advantage.

6. Ambulance – बिरामी बोक्ने गाडी

The most crucial of all, बिरामी बोक्ने गाडी or Birāmī bōknē gāḍī will come in handy at your most pressing times. Being in a new country, you would not know what number to dial or which doctor to call. Thus, the word Birāmī bōknē gāḍī, which means a patient carriage, will help you connect with the locals and ask for service, especially in times of crisis.

7. Health Check Up – स्वास्थ्य परिक्षण

स्वास्थ्य परिक्षण- Svāsthya parikṣaṇa is a word that will help you when it concerns a regular health checkup. Or even when you want to visit a doctor, such terms will become significant assets for communication.

8. Health Security – स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा

No matter which place you visit, you should always make your स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा- Svāsthya surakṣā your priority. So, before you travel to Nepal, ensure your security is tight and take all precautions beforehand. Learning Svāsthya surakṣā will make your work easier at the airport and other security counters without creating havoc in emergencies.

Disease, Symptoms, And Other Words In The Nepali Language

Nepali health

In this section, we will go through examples and synonyms of all the Nepali words related to disease and symptoms with proper translation. Briefly, we will also touch upon some mental health words that are pretty common in a sub-section below.

Disease And Symptoms

A-D

EnglishNepali translatePronunciationSound
AcheदुखाइDukhā’i
AsthmaदमDama
ArthritisगठियाGaṭhiyā
AcneमुँहासेMum̐hāsē
ArteryधमनीDhamanī
Allergyएलर्जीĒlarjī
Asymptomaticएसिम्प्टोमेटिकĒsimpṭōmēṭika
AbdominalपेटPēṭa
Bleedingरक्तश्रावRaktaśrāva
Brain tumorब्रेन ट्युमरBrēna ṭyumara
Bladder cancerपिसाबको क्यान्सरPisābakō kyānsara
Backacheढाड दुख्नेḌhāḍa dukhnē
Bacterial diseaseब्याक्टेरियल रोगByākṭēriyala rōga
Bird fluबर्ड फ्लूBarḍa phlū
Bruiseघाउghā’u
Blood pressureरक्तचापraktacāpa
Bloatingफुल्नेphulnē
Blisterछालाchālā
Cancerक्यान्सरkyānsara
Coughखोकी लाग्नेkhōkī lāgnē
Choleraहैजाhaijā
Chronic diseaseपुरानो रोगpurānō rōga
Chicken poxचिकन पोक्सcikanapaksa
Dengueडेंगुḍēṅgu
Distressदु:खdu:Kha
Dehydrationनिर्जलीकरणnirjalīkaraṇa
Dizzyचक्कर लाग्नुcakkara lāgnu
Diarrheaपखालाpakhālā
Deficiencyकमीkamī
Diabetesमधुमेहmadhumēha

E-Z

EnglishNepali translatePronunciationSound
Epilepsyएपिलेप्सीĒpilēpsī
Feverज्वरो आउनेjvarō ā’unē
Fluफ्लूphlū
Faintingबेहोस हुनुbēhōsa hunu
Fatigueथकानthakāna
Fungal infectionफंगल संक्रमणphaṅgala saṅkramaṇa
Food poisoningखाद्य विषाक्तताkhādya viṣāktatā
Headacheटाउको दुख्नेṭā’ukō dukhnē
Herniaहर्नियाharniyā
Heart attackहृदयाघातhr̥dayāghāta
Illnessरोगrōga
Insomniaअनिद्राanidrā
Itchy skinछाला चिलाउनेchālā cilā’unē
Inflammationसूजनsūjana
Kidney stoneमिर्गौलाको पत्थरीmirgaulākō pat’tharī
Leukemiaल्युकेमियाlyukēmiyā
Lung cancerफोक्सोको क्यान्सरphōksōkō kyānsara
Mumpsमम्प्सmampsa
Malariaमलेरियाmalēriyā
Nauseaवाकवाकी लाग्नुvākavākī lāgnu
Numbnessबेहोस हुनुbēhōsa hunu
Obesityमोटोपनाmōṭōpanā
Painदुखाइdukhā’i
Periodsअवधिहरूavadhiharū
Rabiesरेबिजrēbija
Ringwormदादdāda
Scarदागdāga
Sore throatघाँटी दुख्नुghām̐ṭī dukhnu
Strokeस्ट्रोकsṭrōka
Tapewormटेपवार्मṭēpavārma
Toothacheदाँत दुख्नेdām̐ta dukhnē
Ticsटिक्सṭiksa
Vomitउल्टीulṭī

Mental Health Words

EnglishNepaliPronunciationSound
Anxietyचिन्ताCintā
Bipolarद्विध्रुवीdvidhruvī
Depressionडिप्रेसनḍiprēsana
Dissociationवियोगviyōga
Eating disorderखाने विकारkhānē vikāra
Obsessive Disorderजुनूनी विकारjunūnī vikāra
Paranoiaपागलपनpāgalapana
Psychosisमनोविकृतिmanōvikr̥ti
Schizophreniaसिजोफ्रेनियाsijōphrēniyā
Stressतनावtanāva

Other Hospital-Related Words

EnglishNepaliPronunciationSound
AccumulationसंचयSan̄caya
Accuracyशुद्धताśud’dhatā
Body partsशरीरका अंगहरूśarīrakā aṅgaharū
Biologyजीवविज्ञानjīvavijñāna
Biochemicalबायोकेमिकलbāyōkēmikala
Cardiologistमुटुरोग विशेषज्ञmuṭurōga viśēṣajña
Clinicalक्लिनिकलklinikala
Deathमृत्यु।mr̥tyu
DiagnosisनिदानNidāna
Dentistदन्त चिकित्सकdanta cikitsaka
Examiniationपरिक्षाparīkṣā
Healthyस्वस्थsvastha
Hormoneहर्मोनharmōna
Indexसूचकांकsūcakāṅka
Injectionइंजेक्शनin̄jēkśana
Immune systemप्रतिरक्षा प्रणालीpratirakṣā praṇālī
Laboratoryप्रयोगशालाprayōgaśālā
Medicineऔषधिauṣadhi
Medical storeमेडिकल स्टोरmēḍikala sṭōra
Medical billमेडिकल बिलmēḍikala bila
Medicationऔषधिauṣadhi
Nurseनर्सnarsa
Pillsचक्कीहरूcakkīharū
Patientबिरामीbirāmī
Pharmacyफार्मेसीphārmēsī
Surgeryशल्यक्रियाśalyakriyā
Therapyथेरापीthērāpī
Ultrasoundअल्ट्रासाउन्डalṭrāsā’unḍa

Health Phrases To Practice In Nepali

Nepali to english
EnglishNepaliPronunciationSound
I am not feeling wellमलाई सन्चो छैनMalā’ī sancō chaina
I think I have feverमलाई ज्वरो आएको छ जस्तो लाग्छMalā’ī jvarō ā’ēkō cha jastō lāgcha
Are you feeling dizzy?के तपाईलाई चक्कर आइरहेको छ?Kē tapā’īlā’ī cakkara ā’irahēkō cha?
Where is the doctor?डाक्टर कहाँ छ?Ḍākṭara kahām̐ cha?
Can you call an ambulance?के तपाईं एम्बुलेन्स कल गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ?Kē tapā’īṁ ēmbulēnsa kala garna saknuhuncha?
I got hurt todayआज मलाई चोट लाग्योĀja malā’ī cōṭa lāgyō
I bruised my legमैले मेरो खुट्टा कुच्योMailē mērō khuṭṭā kucyō
He is suffering from cancerउनी क्यान्सरबाट पीडित छन्Unī kyānsarabāṭa pīḍita chan
Do you have rabies?के तपाईलाई रेबिज छ?Kē tapā’īlā’ī rēbija cha?
You look illतिमी बिरामी देखिन्छौTimī birāmī dēkhinchau
I have an eating disorderमलाई खानपानमा समस्या छMalā’ī khānapānamā samasyā cha

Wrapping Up!

So there you go! Now you know all the essential words related to health that will become significant assets for you during your expedition to Nepal. These will keep you stress-free and away from panicky situations at any point in time. Moreover, it will also help you articulate with the locals and understand them better.

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