Health Problems in Farsi

health problems in Farsi - Health Problems in Farsi

How to say “I do not feel well” in Farsi

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.

Subject noun possessive pronoun verb
man sar -am dard


to -et
šomâ etun
unâ ešun

­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.

Health Problems in Farsi

English Pronunciation Farsi Sound
sneeze ‘atse(h) عَطسه
cough sorfe(h) سُرفه
dizziness sargije(h) سَرگیجه
nausea hâlat-e tahavvo’ حالَتِ تَهَوُّع
diarrhea ešâl اِسهال
constipation yobusat یُبوسَت
vomit estefrâq اِستِفراغ
shortness of breath tangi-ye nafas تَنگیِ نَفَس
bloated nafx نَفخ
acne juš جوش
rash kahir کَهیر
being itchy xâreš خارِش
irritation suzeš سوزِش
eye irritation suzeš-e češm سوزِشِ چِشم
appetite eštehâ اِشتِها
lack of appetite bi eštehâyi بی اِشتِهایی
swollen bâd karde(h)/ varam karde(h) باد کَرده/ وَرَم کَرده
numb bi hes بی حِس
cardiac problem moškel-e qalbi مُشکِلِ قَلبی
skin problem moškel-e pusti مُشکِلِ پوستی
digestive system problem moškel-e govâreši مُشکِلِ گُوارِشی
cancer saratân سَرَطان
fatty liver kabed-e čarb کَبِدِ چَرب
high blood pressure fešâre- xun-e bâlâ فِشارِ خونِ بالا
low blood pressure fešâre- xun-e pâyin فِشارِ خونِ پایین
hair loss rizeš-e mu ریزِشِ مو
bite gazidegi گَزیدِگی
seasonal allergy hassâsiyat-e fasli حَسّاسیَتِ فَصلی

Talking About Diseases in Farsi

English Pronunciation Farsi Sound
I caught cold sarmâ xordam سَرما خُوردَم
I cough a lot xeyli sorfe(h) mikonam خِیلی سُرفه می کُنَم
I feel shortness of breath tangi-ye nafas dâram تَنگیِ نَفَس دارَم
I have stomachache delam dard mikone(h) دِلَم دَرد می کُنه
my eyes burn češâm misuze(h) چِشام می سوزه
my ears are itchy gušam mixâre(h) گوشَم می خاره
I am allergic to
man be bâdâm
hasâsiyat dâram
مَن به بادام
حَسّاسیَت دارَم
I feel nauseous hâlat tahavvo’ dâram حالَتِ تَهَوُّع دارَم
I have puked three
times from morning
az sobh se(h) bâr
bâlâ âvordam
اَز صُبح سه بار
بالا آوُردَم
I ate spoiled food qazây-e fâsed xordam غَذایِ فاسِد خُوردَم
I feel bloated nafx dâram نَفخ دارَم
I lost my appetite bi eštehâ hastam بی اِشتِها هَستَم
I have skin rash pustam kahir zade(h) پوستَم کَهیر زَده
I have acne on my
suratam juš zade(h) صورَتَم جوش زَده
I have hair loss muhâm mirize(h) موهام می ریزه
my hand is swollen dastam bâd karde(h)
dastam varam karde(h)
دَستَم باد کَرده
دَستَم وَرَم کَرده
my feet are numb pâhâm bihes hastan پاهام بی حِس هَستَند
my neck is tense gardanam gerefte(h) گَردَنَم گِرِفته
my muscles are tense ‘azolâtam gerefte(h) عَضُلاتَم گِرِفته
something bit my foot ye(h) čizi pâm ro gazide(h) یه چیزی پام رو گَزیده
I have high blood pressure fešâr-e xunam bâlâst فِشارِ خونَم بالاست
I have had a heart attack
qablan sekte(h)-ye qalbi
قَبلاً سِکته یِ قَلبی
I feel down delam gerefte(h) دِلَم گِرِفته
I feel lonely ehsâs-e tanhâyi mikonam اِحساسِ تَنهایی می کُنَم
I am depressed ehsâs-e afsordegi
اِحساسِ اَفسُردِگی
می کُنم
I feel hopeless ehsâs-e nâomidi mikonam اِحساسِ نااُمیدی
می کُنَم
I feel homesick delam barâye kešvaram
tang šode(h)
دِلَم بَرایِ کِشوَرَم تَنگ

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