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Medical (Dutch Words for Illness)

emergency preparedness
Doctors in Holland speak good English; this page is only meant to help you in layman conversations about illnesses.
See also: Conversations Template - Health

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degrees
graden
click to
      hear
degrees Celsius
graden Celsius
click to
      hear
35
vijfendertig
click to
      hear
36
zesendertig
click to
      hear
37
zevenendertig
click to
      hear
38
achtendertig
click to
      hear
39
negenendertig
click to
      hear
40
veertig
click to
      hear
41
eenenveertig
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      hear
42
tweeënveertig
click to
      hear
36.9
zesendertig negen
click to
      hear
0
nul
click to
      hear
1
één
click to
      hear
2
twee
click to
      hear
3
drie
click to
      hear
4
vier
click to
      hear
5
vijf
click to
      hear
6
zes
click to
      hear
7
zeven
click to
      hear
8
acht
click to
      hear
9
negen
click to
      hear
(de) koorts click to hear 2 ('fever')
(de) verhoging click to hear ('a slight fever,
a temperature')
health - (de) gezondheid click to hear healthy - gezond click to hear sick, ill - ziek click to hear illness - (de) ziekte click to hear
Get well! - beterschap! click to hear (wishing you) strength - sterkte click to hear
family doctor huisarts click to
      hear 2
dentist tandarts click to
      hear 2
specialist specialist click to
      hear
surgeon chirurg click to
      hear
(French CH)
anaesthesia verdoving click to
      hear 2
surgery operatie click to
      hear
pediatrician kinderarts click to
      hear
gynaecologist vrouwenarts click to
      hear
midwife vroedrouw click to
      hear 2 3
new mother kraamvrouw click to
      hear
dermatologist huidarts click to
      hear
ophtalmologist oogarts click to
      hear
veterinarian dierenarts click to
      hear
psychologist psycholoog click to
      hear 2
(P is pronounced)
psychiatrist psychiater click to
      hear
(P is pronounced)
pharmacist apotheker click to
      hear 2
pharmacy apotheek click to
      hear 2
prescription recept click to
      hear
(also: recipe)
referral verwijzing click to hear 2
hospital ziekenhuis click to
      hear 2
ambulance (de) ambulance (Fr.) click to hear
urgent case,
emergency
spoedgeval click to hear 2
emergencies noodgevallen click to
      hear 2 >>
appointment afspraak click to
      hear
walk-in
office hours
spreekuur click to
      hear 2 3
waiting room wachtkamer click to
      hear 2
patient patiënt click to
      hear
pneumonia longontsteking click to
      hear
['lung infection']
appendicitis blindedarmontsteking click to
      hear
['blind-gut infection']
infection
virus
bacterium
contagious
infectie click to hear
virus click to hear
bacterie click to hear
besmettelijk click to hear
inflammation ontsteking click to
      hear
heart attack hartaanval click to
      hear 2
stroke hersenbloeding click to
      hear 2
['brain-haemorrhage']
anaemia bloedarmoede click to
      hear
['blood poverty']
concussion hersenschudding click to
      hear 2
['brain-shaking']
diabetes suikerziekte click to
      hear
[sugar-illness]
cancer kanker click to
      hear 2
allergy allergie click to
      hear
I'm allergic to cats Ik ben allergisch voor katten click to
      hear 2
hay fever hooikoorts click to
      hear 2 (pollen allergy)
nosebleed bloedneus click to hear 2
the flu
flu shot
griep click to hear 2
griepprik click to
      hear
hypodermic needle, syringe injectienaald click to
      hear 2
IV (intravenous drip) infuus click to
      hear
blister blaar click to
      hear 2
to disinfect ontsmetten click to
      hear
band-aid pleister click to
      hear
wound dressing, bandaging verband click to
      hear
small bandage verbandje click to
      hear
without anaesthesia zonder verdoving click to
      hear
local anaesthesia plaatselijke verdoving click to
      hear
symptom symptoom click to
      hear
syndrome syndroom click to
      hear 2
the: de click to hear / het click to hear = 't click to
    hear >>
a: een, 'n click to
    hear - one: één click to hear
heart
pulse, heart rate
blood
vein
artery
lungs
(het) hart click to
    hear
(de) hartslag click to hear 2
(het) bloed click to
      hear
(de) ader click to hear 2
(de) slagader click to hear 2
longen click to
      hear
mouth
saliva
esophagus
stomach
intestines, bowels
digestion
nutritional values
liver
kidneys
spleen
(de) mond click to hear
(het) speeksel click to
      hear 2
(de) slokdarm click to hear 2
(de) maag click to
      hear
darmen click to
      hear
(de) spijsvertering click to
      hear
(de) voedingswaarde click to
      hear >>
(de) lever click to
      hear
nieren click to
      hear
(de) milt click to hear 2 3
belly
belllybutton, navel
umbilical cord
uterus
(de) buik click to
      hear
(de) navel click to
      hear 2
(de) navelstreng click to
      hear 2
(de) baarmoeder click to
      hear
head
breast
arm
hand
finger
leg
knee
foot
toe
(het) hoofd click to hear
(de) borst click to hear
(de) arm click to hear 2
(de) hand click to hear
(de) vinger click to hear
(het) been click to hear
(de) knie click to hear
(de) voet click to hear
(de) teen click to hear
skin
muscle
bone
(de) huid click to
      hear
(de) spier click to
      hear 2
(het) bot click to hear
nerve
(the) nervous system
the brain
'brains'
unconscious
(knocked out)
unconscious
(asleep or in coma)
unconscious
(without thinking)
the subconscious
(de) zenuw click to
 hear
(het) zenuwstelsel click to hear 2
hersenen click to
      hear
hersens click to
      hear
bewusteloos click to
      hear

buiten bewustzijn click to
      hear

onbewust click to
      hear

het onderbewuste click to
      hear 2
See also further below and
Easy Dutch: The Human Body

The word arts click to hear 2 ('MD, doctor') by itself is a bit formal. The common word, and how you address an MD is dokter click to hear ('doctor') - which sounds slightly different from Dutch doctor click to hear ('a person with a PhD.')
Dutch kliniek click to hear 'clinic' is a small hospital, usually for a specialty; to see a medical specialist, people in Holland visit a polikliniek click to hear 2 3 4 that's almost always part of a hospital.

nurse verpleegkundige click to hear (formal)
nurse (female) verpleegster click to hear 2
nurse (male) verpleger click to hear
addressing a female nurse mevrouw click to
      hear - zuster click to hear
addressing a male nurse meneer click to
      hear - (broeder click to hear)
nurse (male) ziekenbroeder click to hear (old-fashioned)

pregnant
'expecting'
zwanger click to
      hear - 2
in verwachting click to
      hear - 2
(baby) delivery bevalling click to
      hear
wee click to hear
weeën * click to hear
contraction
contractions
birth geboorte click to
      hear
I don't feel well Ik voel me niet lekker click to hear
I'm sick Ik ben ziek click to hear
I have a cold Ik ben verkouden click to
      hear
I am cold Ik heb 't koud click to
      hear
Did you take the temperature? ?? Heeft U (de) temperatuur opgenomen? click to
      hear 2
Do you have a fever? Heeft U koorts? click to
      hear 2
Are you feeling better? Voel je je beter? click to
      hear 2 (informal)
I have a fever Ik heb koorts click to
      hear
I have a high fever?? Ik heb hoge koorts click to
      hear
I have a temperature Ik heb verhoging click to
      hear
I have the flu Ik heb griep click to
      hear
I feel like I have the flu Ik voel me grieperig click to
      hear
Ik ben grieperig click to
      hear 2
(De) keizersnede click to hear 2 3 ('caesarean section') - Dutch (de) keizer click to hear means 'emperor' - from the Roman/Latin name 'Caesar.' Julius Caesar may have come into the world that way.
I'm in pain Ik heb pijn click to
      hear 2
I have a headache Ik heb hoofdpijn click to
      hear 2
I have a sore throat Ik heb keelpijn click to
      hear 2
I have an earache Ik heb oorpijn click to
      hear
I have a toothache Ik heb kiespijn click to
      hear 2
I have a stomachache Ik heb buikpijn click to
      hear - 2
(I have a stomachache Ik heb maagpijn click to
      hear 2)
I have muscle aches Ik heb spierpijn click to
      hear
swallowing hurts slikken doet pijn click to hear 2
I am nauseous Ik ben misselijk click to
      hear 2
I feel dizzy Ik ben duizelig click to
      hear 2
I have diarrhea Ik heb diarree click to
      hear
It gives me headaches Ik krijg er hoofdpijn van click to hear 2
It makes me sick (nauseous) Ik word er misselijk van click to hear 2 3
I have thrown up (vomited) Ik heb overgegeven click to
      hear - 2
I had to throw up (vomit) Ik moest overgeven click to
      hear
My stomach is bothering me Ik heb last van m'n maag click to
      hear
My stomach is bothering me a lot Ik heb veel last van m'n maag click to
      hear
I often have headaches Ik heb vaak hoofdpijn click to
      hear
I am tired Ik ben moe click to
      hear 2
I'm so tired Ben zo moe click to
      hear
I am very tired Ik ben erg moe click to
      hear 2
I am extremely tired Ik ben heel erg moe click to
      hear 2
I am terribly tired Ik ben verschrikkelijk moe click to
      hear 2
He looks tired Hij ziet er moe uit click to hear
fatigue (de) vermoeidheid click to
      hear 2
exhausted uitgeput click to
      hear 2
More Medical and Health Phrases: Conversations Template - Health

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Numbers - More Dimensions
[thermometers]
thermometers click to hear 2
singular: (de) thermometer click to hear
[pills]
pillen click to hear 2
singular: (de) pil click to hear 2 3
[suppository] [suppository]
zetpil click to hear 2
[hot-water bottle]
kruik click to hear

A Few Body Parts

[wrist]
(de) pols click to hear
[hand]
(de) hand click to hear
[thumb]
(de) duim click to hear
[fingernail]
(de) nagel click to hear
[index finger]
(de) wijsvinger click to hear
[middle finger]
(de) middelvinger click to hear
[ring finger]
(de) ringvinger click to hear
[little finger]
(de) pink click to hear
vingers click to hear ('fingers') - note the different NG pronunciation between English and Dutch fingers.
The color pink ('white' skin) is roze click to hear in Dutch. It's a French word - hence the funny O.
[left hand]
(de) linkerhand click to hear 2
[right hand]
(de) rechterhand click to hear 2
[eye]
(het) oog click to hear 2
[eyebrow]
(de) wenkbrauw click to hear
[ear]
(het) oor click to hear
[nose]
(de) neus click to hear
[nose]
(de) neus click to hear
[cheek]
(de) wang click to hear
[mouth]
(de) mond click to hear
[teeth]
tanden click to hear
[lips]
lippen click to hear
[arm in cast]
Ik zit in 't gips click to hear 2
[I'm in plaster] - I have a cast
[blister]
(de) blaar click to hear 2

Lichaamsdelen click to hear ('body parts') - (het) orgaan click to hear 2 ('organ') - but the music 'organ' is (het) orgel click to hear
Tanden click to hear (singular: (de) tand click to hear) are only the 'front teeth' - the back teeth ('molars'?) are kiezen click to hear - the singular is (de) kies click to hear - 'kiezen' is also a verb meaning 'to choose.' Kauwen click to hear 2 ('to chew') - (de/het) kauwgom click to hear ('chewing gum') - tandarts click to hear 2 ('dentist') - tandartsassistente click to hear 2 3 ('dentist's assistant' - female)
(De) kiespijn click to hear ('toothache') - (de) zenuwbehandeling click to hear (['nerve treatment'] - 'root canal (treatment)')
(de) arm click to hear ('arm') - the Dutch word also means 'poor' (also both not rich and pitiable) - plural: armen click to hear 2
(de) elleboog click to hear ('elbow') - plural: ellebogen click to hear 2 - (de) schouder click to hear ('shoulder') - plural: schouders click to hear
'Legs' are benen click to hear 2 - singular: (het) been click to hear ('leg') - 'bones' are botten click to hear singular (het) bot click to hear
(het) bekken click to hear ('pelvis') - (de) heup click to hear ('hip') - (de) lies click to hear 2 ('crotch,' where the leg joins the body)
(de) dij / dijen click to hear ('thigh, thighs') - (de) bil / billen click to hear ('buttock, buttocks') - (de) rondingen click to hear 2 3 ('curves')
(de) knie click to hear ('knee' - do notice that K is pronounced) - plural: knieën click to hear 2
(de) kuit click to hear 2 ('calf, lower leg') - (de) enkel click to hear ('ankle') - plural: enkels click to hear 2 - (de) voet click to hear ('foot') - plural: voeten click to hear 2 ('feet')
(de) teen click to hear ('toe') - plural: tenen click to hear ('toes') - (de) grote teen click to hear ('big toe')
(de) ruggengraat click to hear ('backbone') - wervels click to hear ('vertebrae') - (het) sleutelbeen click to hear 2 ('collarbone')
The human (and horse) 'head' is (het) hoofd click to hear, while animals have a (de) kop click to hear. Likewise, humans (and horses) have benen click to hear ('legs' - singular (het) been click to hear) while animals (and tables and chairs) have poten click to hear - singular: (de) poot click to hear.
bovenbenen click to hear ('upper legs') - (de) onderarm click to hear ('lower arm')
(de) blaas click to hear 2 ('bladder') - (de) gal click to hear ('gall') - (de) galblaas click to hear 2 ('gall bladder')
(het) netvlies click to hear 2 ('retina') - (het) hoornvlies click to hear ('cornea')
(de) wenkbrauw click to hear 2 ('eyebrow') - plural: (de) wenkbrauwen click to hear - (de) wimpers click to hear 2 ('eyelashes')
(de) migraine (French) click to hear 2 ('migraine')
(de) kater click to hear 2 ('hangover' - also: 'male cat') - ik voelde me katterig click to hear ('I had a hangover') - also said of having the flu. Doesn't it feel about the same?
(het) voorhoofd click to hear 2 (['head front'] - 'brow') - (de) voorhoofdsholte click to hear (['brow cavity'] - 'sinus') - (de) voorhoofdsholteontsteking click to hear 2 3 ('sinus infection')
(de) hondsdolheid click to hear ([dogs' craziness] 'rabies') - een dolle hond click to hear 2 ('a rabid dog')
tetanus click to hear 2 ('tetanus')
click to hear niezen click to hear 2 3 ('to sneeze') - hoesten click to hear 2 ('to cough') - (de) hoestbui click to hear 2 ('coughing fit') - (de) hoest click to hear ('cough')
- kuchen click to hear 2 ('to cough softly' - clearing your throat) - click to hear 2 3 (de) kuch click to hear ('a soft cough' - also: "soldiers' bread")
puistjes click to hear 2 ('acne') - meeëter click to hear ('acne pimple') - (de) jeuk click to hear ('itch') - krabben click to hear ('to scratch')
(de) wrat click to hear 2 ('wart') - in Dutch, W before R is pronounced as V - (de) rimpel click to hear 2 ('wrinkle') - (het) eelt click to hear 2 3 4 ('calluses, hardened skin')
hygiëne click to hear 2 3 ('hygiene') - hygiënisch click to hear 2 ('hygienic') - steriel click to hear 2 ('sterile')
snoezelen click to hear a sensory stimulation therapy - a made-up word combination of snuffelen click to hear ('to playfully explore') and doezelen click to hear 2 ('to doze, to be half-awake, half-asleep,') probably reinforced by English 'to snooze' - (de) snoezelkamer click to hear 2 ('snoezelen room')
blind click to hear 2 ('blind') - doof click to hear 2 ('deaf') - doofstom click to hear ('deaf-mute') is an especially unpleasant word, because stom click to hear 2 also means 'stupid'
(de) verlamming click to hear ('paralysis' - think of: 'lame')
Ik heb een handicap click to hear 2 ('I have a disability')
(de) wond click to hear ('wound, injury') / (de) verwonding click to hear ('wound, injury') - (het) lichamelijk letsel click to hear 2 ('bodily harm') - ernstig click to hear 2 ('serious')
(de) blessure click to hear 2 ('sports injury') - hij is geblesseerd click to hear 2 ("he has sustained a sports injury")
bont en blauw click to hear 2 ([multicolored and blue] - 'black and blue') - blauw oog click to hear 2 ('black eye' - injured)
verslaafd click to hear 2 ('addicted' - literally: 'enslaved') - verslavend click to hear 2 ('addictive') - (de) verslaving click to hear ('addiction')
(het) vergif click to hear 2 ('poison') - (de) vergiftiging click to hear 2 3 ('poisoning') - (de) voedselvergiftiging click to hear 2 ('food poisoning,' "stomach flu" - buikgriep click to hear 2 'stomach flu')
- (de) bloedvergiftiging click to hear ('blood poisoning, septicaemia') - (de) blikvergiftiging click to hear 2 3 (['tin can poisoning'] - when you leave food in an opened can metals dissolve into the food)
overgeven click to hear 2 and braken click to hear 2 3 are 'to vomit, to throw up.' My mother used to say spugen click to hear 2 but that's more commonly 'to spit' - (het) braaksel click to hear 2 ('vomit' - the product)
(de) incubatietijd click to hear 2 ('incubation period') - the time span between (de) besmetting click to hear 2 ('infection') and the first symptomen click to hear 2 ('symptoms' - singular: (het) symptoom click to hear 2)
Kinderziektes click to hear 2 ('childhood diseases' - also: 'problems with a new product') - mazelen click to hear 2 ('measles') - de bof click to hear 2 ('mumps') - kinkhoest click to hear 2 ('whooping cough, pertussis')
- difterie click to hear 2 ('diphteria') - roodvonk click to hear 2 3 ['red spark'] ('scarlet fever') - rode hond click to hear 2 ['red dog'] ('German measles, rubella')
- kinderverlamming click to hear 2 3 ('childhood paralysis - polio')
astma-aanval click to hear 2 (3) ('asthma attack')
brandend maagzuur click to hear 2 ['burning stomach-acid'] - 'heartburn'
In Dutch, the English word 'drugs' is used for mind-altering illegal substances, and you may find some reluctance with Dutchmen speaking English to use the word 'drugs' for legal medication. The Dutch word for 'medicines, medication, drugs' is geneesmiddelen click to hear 2 or more colloquially medicijnen click to hear 2
(de) bijsluiter click to hear 2 (['included item'] - information sheet that comes with medication)
bijwerkingen click to hear 2 ('side effects')
(de) pijnstiller click to hear 2 ('painkiller')
hormonen click to hear 2 ('hormones') - enzymen click to hear 2 ('enzymes') - (de) bijnier click to hear 2 ['kidney annex'] ('adrenal gland')
psychosomatisch click to hear 2 ('psychosomatic')
complicaties click to hear 2 ('complications')
(de) abortus click to hear 2 ('abortion') - (de) euthanasie click to hear 2 3 ('euthanasia')
om gezondheidsredenen click to hear 2 ('for reasons of health')
in een ziekenhuis opgenomen click to hear 2 ('admitted to a hospital')
opereren click to hear ('to operate, perform surgery') - onder 't mes click to hear 2 ('under the knife')
(de) ziektekostenverzekering click to hear 2 3 (['sickness' costs insurance'] 'health insurance') - often shortened to (de) ziekteverzekering click to hear 2 3 (['sickness insurance'])
een bittere pil click to hear 2 'a bitter-tasting pill' - also said of something unpleasant you have to get through or live with
"Bitter in de mond maakt het hart gezond" click to hear 2 - nonsense remark about the supposed health benefits (to the heart) of food or medicine of unpleasant taste.
homeopathisch click to hear 'homeopathic' - handoplegging click to hear (['laying hands upon'] 'touch therapy') - gebedsgenezer click to hear ('[prayer] faith healer')
Kwakzalver click to hear 2 'quack,' an unlicensed (and bad) medical doctor
De Pest click to hear 2 - the (bubonic) Plague epidemic that killed 30% of the European population ca 1350
De Hongerwinter click to hear 2 'The Hunger Winter' - The Winter of 1944/45 in the West of The Netherlands, when many people died of hunger

(De) scheurbuik click to hear 2 ('scurvy' - vitamin C deficiency)
Engelse Ziekte click to hear 2 (['the English disease'] = 'rickets' - vitamin D deficiency)
(de) vitamine click to hear ('vitamin') - vitaminen click to hear /or/ vitamines click to hear 'vitamins'
A click to hear B click to hear 1 click to hear
één
2 click to hear
twee
3 click to hear
drie
5 click to hear
vijf
6 click to hear
zes
10 click to hear
tien
11 click to hear
elf
12 click to hear
twaalf
15 click to hear
vijftien
C click to hear D click to hear E click to hear K click to hear 2 Nutrition
(Het) tekort click to hear 2 ('shortage, deficiency') - een tekort aan vitamine D click to hear 2 3 /or/ een vitamine D-gebrek click to hear ('a vitamin D deficiency')
voor 't eten click to hear 2 ['before eating']
- 'before lunch/dinner'
onder 't eten click to hear 2 'while we were eating'
- 'during lunch/dinner'
na 't eten click to hear 2 'after we had eaten'
- 'after lunch/dinner'
These phrases can also be found in instructions for when to take medication: before a meal / with food / after a meal
Op de nuchtere maag click to hear 2 ('on an empty stomach')
Hoe is het met je moeder? click to hear
alternatives:
How is your mother?
vader click to hear ('father') - baby click to hear ('baby') - kindje click to hear 2 ('little one')
man click to hear ('husband') - vrouw click to hear ('wife') - see also: Family
vriendin click to hear ('girlfriend') - vriend click to hear ('boyfriend')
Ik kon gisteren niet inslapen. click to hear Yesterday I had trouble falling asleep. *
Ik krijg niet genoeg slaap. click to hear I don't get enough sleep. >>
Ik voel me niet lekker. click to hear I'm not feeling well, I'm sick.
Ik ben een beetje ziek click to hear I'm a little sick, 'under the weather'
Ik voelde me de laatste dagen wat grieperig. click to hear 2 In recent days I felt like I had the flu.
Ik was zó ziek click to hear 2 3 I was (so) very sick, I felt miserable
Ik was drie dagen ziek click to hear 2 I was sick for 3 days
Maar vandaag voel ik me gelukkig weer een stuk beter. click to hear But luckily I feel much better today.
Ik ben ziek geweest click to hear 2 3
Ik heb vandaag geen hoofdpijn. click to hear 2 3 4 I don't have a headache today.
Ik ben aan de beterende hand click to hear 2 I'm getting better, I'm on the mend
Ik had een kater click to hear 2 3
Ik voelde me katterig. click to hear
I had a hangover.
I had a hangover.
(Also said of having the flu. Doesn't it feel about the same?)
Ik heb kramp in m'n kaak click to hear I have cramps in my jaw
Neem je d'r iets voor? click to hear 2 'Do you take something (medication) for (against) it?'
Als het niet vanzelf overgaat ga ik ermee naar de dokter. click to hear If it doesn't go away by itself I'll go see a doctor about it.
Is het erger geworden? click to hear 2 Did it get worse?
Ik voel me beroerd click to hear 2
Ik had me nog nooit zo ziek gevoeld click to hear 2 3
Ik had me nog nooit zo beroerd gevoeld click to hear 2 3
I feel miserable, pretty sick
I had never felt that sick before
I had never felt that miserable (sick) before
Er zijn veel mensen ziek. click to hear 2 A lot of people are sick.
Hij gaat erg achteruit click to hear 2 3 ['He goes backward badly..'] He's quickly getting worse (health, mental state)
Hij kan nauwelijks nog lopen click to hear 2 He can barely walk anymore
Hij kon nauwelijks nog lopen click to hear 2 He could barely walk anymore
Ben je ziek? click to hear 2 3 Are you sick?
Hoe voel je je? click to hear 2 3 'How do you feel?'
Voel je je beter? click to hear 2 Are you (feeling) better?
Heb je pijn? click to hear 2
Doet 't pijn? click to hear 2
Waar doet 't pijn? click to hear
'Are you in pain?'
'Does it hurt?'
'Where does it hurt?'
Heb je d'r last van? click to hear 2 3
Daar krijg je last van click to hear 2 3
'Does it bother you? Is it a nuisance?'
It's going to bother you, it will become a problem
Ik had er eerder nooit last van click to hear 2 It never bothered me before, I never noticed a problem with it before
kiplekker click to hear 2 - Ik voel me kiplekker click to hear 2
Zo fris als een hoentje click to hear
['feeling fine "like a chicken"'] - 'I feel great, like a million bucks, couldn't be better'
['as fresh (new?) as a young chicken'] in very good shape, wide awake, well rested and healthy - 'as fit as a fiddle'
Haal diep adem click to hear 2
diep ademhalen click to hear
Take a deep breath
breathe deep
Probeer niet te hoesten click to hear 2 Try not to cough
Is het warm of heb ik koorts? click to hear 2
Heb ik koorts of is het warm? click to hear 2
Is it hot or do I have a fever?
Do I have a fever or is it hot?
Ik heb een afspraak om acht uur click to hear 2 3
Kan ik de afspraak verzetten? click to hear 2
't Komt niet goed uit click to hear 2
Er is iets tussen gekomen click to hear 2 3
I have an 8 o'clock appointment
Could I [move] reschedule the appointment
It doesn't suit me, there's a problem with it, it's inconvenient
Something came up
Ik zat een uur bij de tandarts click to hear 2 3 I was at the dentist for an hour
'Ik ben weer de oude' click to hear 2 ['I'm the old one again'] - 'I'm back to normal'
Dankzij het pilletje ging de hoofdpijn over click to hear 2 3 4
Thanks to the (little) pill the headache went away, the pill ended the headache
Dankzij de fysiotherapie ging de pijn over click to hear 2 3
Thanks to the physical therapy the pain went away
Als gehandicapte heb ik soms hulp nodig click to hear 2 3
As a person with a disability I sometimes need help
Als ongewenst kind vind ik dat abortus mogelijk moet zijn click to hear 2 3
[Being an ...] As an unwanted child I think abortion should be [possible] available
[A plate of fava beans, with bacon and potatoes]
Meals
[a handful of Brussels sprouts] [grapes]
food
basic
food
pages:
[Brussels sprouts]
vegetables
[grapes]
fruits
[plate of food]
dinners
[loaf of bread]
other food
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[Previous editions of the page had a wrong Dutch word for 'midwife']

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