Korean Hospital Vocabulary Lesson

If you get sick in Korea, it will be really useful to know some Korean sickness and hospital-related vocabulary. In this vocabulary lesson, you will learn Korean words you can use at the hospital or when you visit a doctor if you are sick. You will also learn the Korean words for common medication and other things you can buy at a pharmacy in Korea. First, let’s start with some Korean hospital vocabulary.

At The Hospital

Here are some useful Korean words you might see at the hospital.

EnglishKoreanListen
hospital/clinic병원
general hospital종합병원
dentist치과
doctor의사
nurse간호사
hospitalization입원
discharge from hospital퇴원
patient환자
gynecology / obstetrics산부인과
internal medicine내과
ear/nose/throat이비인후과
pediatrics소아과

When You Are Sick

Here are some useful Korean words you can use to describe how you feel when you are sick.

EnglishKoreanListen
symptom증세
pain고통
headache두통
toothache치통
to be hurt다치다
bruise
cold감기
cough기침
to have a fever열나다
vomiting구토
dizziness현기증
burn화상

At The Pharmacy

Here are some useful Korean words for common medication and things you can find at a pharmacy in Korean.

EnglishKoreanListen
pharmacy약국
medicine
prescription처방전
painkiller진통제
medicine for digestion소화제
ointment연고
band-aid반창고
bandage붕대
fever remedy해열제
cold medicine감기약
disinfectant소독약
sleeping pill수면제