By Prof. LU
As we told you in the last class, nothing is more unpleasant than being sick when you travel abroad. Imagine yourself not knowing the name of the problem, sickness or disease! What type of doctor you should look for? Below you can the names in English and Portuguese of some common problems.

English Portuguese English Portuguese English Portuguese
A fit/seizure Um ataque An accident Um acidente An abscess Um abcesso
A wound Uma ferida A pimple Uma espinha A scar Uma cicatriz
A cancer Um cancer A colic Uma cólica The cataract A catarata
A cramp A cimbra Blindness A cegueira A corn Um calo
A contusion Uma contusão Constipation Constipaão A pain Uma dor
Dysentery Disenteria Fainting Desmaio A cripple Um aleijado
A fever Uma febre An itch Uma coceira Infection A infecão
Squinting Estrbico/vesgo Illness/Disease Doena/Molstia Nausea Nusea
Headache Dor de cabea Toothache/td>

Dor de dentes Pleurisy Pleurisia
A sore Uma ferida A cold Um resfriado Measles Sarampo
Deafness Surdez A cough A tosse A tumour Um tumor
Perspiration Transpiraão An ulcer Um lcera A wart Uma verruga
Asthma Asma Heart palpitation Palpitaão do coraão Bronchitis Bronquite
Diabetes Diabete Swelling Inchao Fracture Fractura
Indigestion Indigestão Inflammation Inflamaão Insomnia Insnia
Sore throat Dor de garganta Ear ache Dor de ouvidos Sore eyes Dor nos olhos
Heart disease Doena do coraão Chicken pox Varola grave Pneumonia Pneumonia

To read previous articles by Prof. LU click below
Learning Portuguese Words by Analogy – Part 1
Learning Portuguese Words by Analogy – Part 2
Brazilian Portuguese – Don`t Mix Your Words!
Portuguese Tips
Different cultures = different behavior
Portuguese Tips: Health

Prof. LU is available for individual or group lessons, translations, interpretations , business support and special city guided tours in São Paulo and can be contacted by email at santabranca@hotmail.com

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