Hi,I’ve had great difficulty since coming to ksa cuz unlike us, many people can’t speak English well and think that since we have come here all docs should know their language i.e. arabic Well I’ve written here few basic terms and questions we would all need to know and ask or talk about as docs in ksa. Have more will post laterz!
How are you? Kaifa halik or kaif-al-haal
How old are you? Kam umruka?
What is you name? Ma ismuka or aish ismek?
Are you married? Anta mutazouj(males) or
anti mutazawiga? (females)
How many children? Kam aulaad?
What happened to you? Maza asabak?
How long have you had this problem? Kam laha hadihi mushkila?
Do you have blood pressure or diabetes? Anta maaki Daght ad dam wa sukkar?
Do you take treatment for blood pressure and diabetes? Hal anta takhuz ilaj daght wa sukkar?
Hospital = mustashfa
Doctor = doktor(male) doktora (female)
Dentist= Tabiib al isnaan
Pharmacy = saidaliyya
Disease = mard