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The Small Change of Conversation
I found the phrase in a book by Henry James. It's a useful concept for students of foreign languages. The pages in this series (and my website in general) will help you speak with Dutch people.
I hope you have the passive vocabulary to understand what people say or write to you - to comment on that, learn the phrases on this page that look useful to you, make them part of your active vocabulary.

Ziek - Talking about Not Feeling Well


the: de click to hear 2 / het click to hear 2 3 - 't click to hear ->>
Plurals always take 'de'
a: (een) - 'n click to hear / one: één click to hear 2 3

[I walk with 2 canes]
Ik loop met twee stokken click to hear 2 3
I walk with two canes

My wife says I shouldn't put sad and depressing things on the website but I think they are part of most people's lives and you students need those Dutch words

Find many more words and some more lines and phrases about the subject on the Medical and 'Life' pages

Ik ben ingeënt click to hear 2 3 slow I've been vaccinated ‑>>
(het) mondkapje click to hear 2 3 [mouth cap] - 'face mask'
Hoe voel je je? click to hear 2 3 'How do you feel?' - Reflexive Verbs
Ik ben niet helemaal goed click to hear 2 3 [I'm not entirely well] I'm a little under the weather
Ben je moe? click to hear Are you tired?
Ik ben erg moe click to hear 2 I'm very tired - more 'moe'
Ik ben heel erg moe click to hear 2 I'm really very tired, I'm exhausted
Ik ben verkouden click to
      hear I have a cold
Ik heb 't koud click to
      hear I am cold
Ik voel me niet lekker click to hear I don't feel well
'lekker' click to hear 2 3 4 usualy means 'tasting nice' or 'enjoyable' ‑>>
Ben je ziek? click to hear 2 3 Are you sick?
Ik heb een kater click to hear I have a hangover
(de) kater click to hear 2 is also 'male cat'
Ik ben een beetje ziek click to hear 2 3 I'm a little sick, 'under the weather'
Ik voel me beroerd click to hear 2 I feel miserable, pretty sick
Ik ben ziek click to hear I'm sick
Ik heb verhoging click to
      hear I have a temperature (~38°C)
Heb je koorts? click to hear 2 Do you have a fever?
Ik heb koorts click to hear I have a fever
Ik heb hoge koorts click to hear I have a high fever
Ik voel me grieperig click to
      hear I feel like I have the flu
ik voelde me katterig click to hear I had a hangover - also said of having the flu. Doesn't it feel about the same?
Ik ben grieperig click to
      hear I feel like I have the flu
Ik heb griep click to
      hear I have the flu
Heb je pijn? click to hear 2
'Are you in pain?'  - more pain
Doet 't pijn? click to hear 2
Does it hurt?
Waar doet 't pijn? click to hear Where does it hurt?'
Ik heb pijn in m'n rug click to hear 2 3 [I have pain in my back] My back hurts
Ik heb hoofdpijn click to
      hear 2 I have a headache
Ik heb vandaag geen hoofdpijn click to hear 2 3 4 I don't have a headache today
Slikken doet pijn click to hear 2 Swallowing hurts
Ik ben duizelig click to
      hear 2 I feel dizzy
Heb je d'r last van? click to hear 2 3 Does it bother you? Is it a nuisance?
Ik had er eerder nooit last van click to hear 2 It never bothered me before, I never noticed a problem with it before
Ik heb last van m'n maag click to
      hear My stomach is bothering me
Ik heb veel last van m'n maag click to
      hear My stomach is bothering me a lot
Ik heb vaak hoofdpijn click to
      hear I often have headaches
Neem je d'r iets voor? click to hear 2 'Do you take something (medication) for (against) it?'
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
Misschien is 't iets onschuldigs click to hear Maybe it's [something innocent] harmless
Is het erger geworden? click to hear 2 Did it get worse?
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
Ik bleek longontsteking te hebben click to hear 2 3 [I turned out to have] It turned out that I had pneumonia ‑>>
Ik word er misselijk van click to hear 2 3 It makes me sick, it gives me nausea
Ik heb overgegeven click to
      hear 2 have thrown up (vomited)
"Ik word niet goed" click to hear (2) I'm going to throw up
Voel je je beter? click to hear 2 Are you (feeling) better?
Ben je opgeknapt? click to hear 2 3 [Did you recover?] Are you feeling better?
Ik ben ziek geweest click to hear 2 3 I've been sick
Ik was zó ziek click to hear 2 3 I was (so) very sick, I felt miserable
Ik had me nog nooit zo ziek gevoeld click to hear 2 3 I had never felt that sick before
Ik had me nog nooit zo beroerd gevoeld click to hear 2 3 I had never felt that miserable (sick) before
Ik was drie dagen ziek click to hear 2 I was sick for 3 days
Ik voelde me de laatste dagen wat grieperig click to hear 2 In recent days I felt like I had the flu.
Maar vandaag voel ik me gelukkig weer een stuk beter click to hear But luckily I feel much better today
Ik ben aan de beterende hand click to hear 2 I'm getting better, I'm on the mend
'Ik ben weer de oude' click to hear 2 ['I'm the old one again'] - 'I'm back to normal'
Ik voel me kiplekker click to hear 2 'I feel great, like a million bucks, couldn't be better'
Ik zat een uur bij de tandarts click to hear 2 3 I was at the dentist for an hour

Hij is ziek geworden click to hear 2 3 He's [become sick] fallen ill
Hij heeft griep click to hear 2 He has the flu
Er zijn veel mensen ziek click to hear 2 A lot of people are sick
Hij gaat vooruit click to hear 2 He's improving, his medical condition is improving
Hij gaat erg achteruit click to hear 2 3 ['He goes backward badly..'] He's quickly getting worse (health, mental state)
Hij is ernstig ziek click to hear 2 3 He is seriously, gravely ill
in een ziekenhuis opgenomen click to hear 2 admitted to a hospital
Hij lijdt in stilte click to hear 2 [He is suffering in silence] - He is quiet about his suffering - 'lijden'
Hij heeft kanker click to hear 2 3 He has cancer
Hij is een zachte dood gestorven click to hear 2 3 [He died a soft death] He passed away peacefully, without pain, without anguish
Hij is aan kanker gestorven click to hear 2 3 He died of cancer

Met de ouderdom komen de gebreken click to hear 2 '[With] In old age defects appear'
Ik heb een handicap click to hear 2 I have a disability
Ik loop met een stok click to hear 2 3 4 I walk with a cane, I use a cane for walking
Ik heb een rollator click to hear 2 I have a walker, I do have a walker
Ik loop soms met een rollator click to hear 2 3 I sometimes [walk with] use a walker
Ik kan er goed mee lopen click to hear 2 I can walk well with it (I walk more safely with its assistance, I walk better with it) ‑>>
Ik rij(d) op een driewieler click to hear I ride a tricycle - bicycling
Ze zit in een rolstoel click to hear 2 3 She's in a wheelchair

You could also have a look at the Sad, Depressed chapter
't Is deprimerend click to hear 2 It's depressing

Find many more words and some more lines and phrases about the subject on the Medical and 'Life' pages

[arm in cast]
Ik zit in 't gips click to hear 2
[I'm in plaster] - I have a cast

The Small Change of Conversation
More pages like this:
Meet and Greet
Talking about Time
Commenting on Statements and Opinions
Why? / Because / The Reason / Cause & Effect
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