Symptoms & Illnesses in Korean

Illnesses & Sickness Korean Vocabulary

This will be part one of a 3 part series on sickness and symptoms in Korean. Knowing these can be very helpful if you need to go to the hospital in Korea. These are also just good to know in general.

Korean vocabulary in this graphic:

감기 (gan-gi) = A cold

독감 (dok-gam) = Flu

두통 (du-tong) = Headache

치통 (chi-tong) = Toothache

복통 (bok-tong) = Stomachache

구토 (gu-to) = Vomiting

변비 (byeon-bi) = Constipation

열 (yeol) = Fever

고열 (go-yeol) = High fever

기침 (gi-chim) = Cough

콧물 (kot-mul) = Runny nose

암 (am) = Cancer

Note that in Korean, there are ways to say “I caught the flu/cold”. We can say:

감기 걸렸어요 (gam-gi geol-lyeo-sseo-yo) = I caught a cold.

독감 걸렸어요 (dok-gam geol-lyeo-sseo-yo) = I caught the flu.