Important Health and Medical Phrases…

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Important Health & Medical Phrases To Know in Every Language…

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It’s something we take for granted far too often – traveling to a foreign land and expecting our English will be understood. And while most of the time it’s easy enough to get by, knowing what, how, and when to say a phrase in a foreign language can sometimes prove necessary when you find yourself in an emergency situation which may not be possible to resolve in English.

“We were enjoying a pleasant holiday in Eilat when my son was climbing off a bunk bed when he fell and fractured his wrist. We ended up taking him to the Emergency Room, though no one could speak English to let us know what was happening. It was not a very happy affair.” – Erin Bender of her family’s recent trip through Israel.

Unfortunately, travelers do suffer injury or illness on occasions, and it’s in these situations where it is important to be able to communicate the need for medical assistance before a condition becomes unbearable.  Smartphone translation apps make traveling easier than in the past, though when I travel I will also carry a small notebook in which I use to list my phrases…

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