No one likes to get sick while traveling, but no matter where we are, we may experience health issues. We hope you never get sick while traveling in Iran, Afghanistan, or Tajikistan, but if you face any problem, you know where to seek help for learning how to talk about your health problems in Farsi. You also know how to change your problem to an opportunity to practice Farsi for free.
The first step is to learn how to describe your problem. If you have pain in any part of your body, the easiest way to talk about it in Farsi is the following structure:
…. + am + dard mikone(h).
body part + my + does pain
For instance, if you have a headache, you can say: sar-am dard mikone(h).
As you may figure out, in this structure the verb is always in the third person because here the subject is the body part, not us. Therefore, if you need to say that your friend has a headache, you need to say sar-esh dard mikone(h). The following table explains how to use possessive pronouns in Farsi for saying someone has a headache.
Now you can practice this structure with other parts of the body such as dast, hand, or dandân, tooth.
This won’t be the only time that you encounter this structure, so you’d better learn it once and use it frequently. Another useful phrase you can construct with possessive pronouns in Farsi is when you want to say you do not feel well. How to say this? Easy, haalam xub nist, my feeling is not good. Now you can try to say “she doesn’t feel well”, or “they do not feel well” in Farsi.
Another simple, but very fruitful structure is using the verb dâram, I have. For instance, you can say man tab dâram, I have a fever, or man diyâbet dâram, I have diabetes.
Learning the Health Problems in Farsi
This page aims to help you describe different kinds of problems you may face. First, learn the related vocabulary about illnesses and symptoms. Then, go through the phrases and memorize them. If you have a special disease which your doctor should know, please find it in the following table and learn its name in Farsi. If you take special medication or you are under any treatment, try to learn how to talk about it in Farsi. In case we had forgotten to add important or high-risk allergies or diseases, please let us know by leaving comments so that we can add them.
Finally, to learn more phrases to conduct a conversation with your doctor, you can check visiting a doctor. There, you will learn Farsi phrases to talk to your doctor.