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How to describe injuries in Polish Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

They happen to all of us! Injuries, boo – boos, ouches, you name it! Not fun, but unfortunately we have to deal with it. Some of the injuries are minor and can be healed with a simple magic kiss from a fairy (you must be a fairy to heal all of your kids little cuts, scrapes and bruises!). Some of them need a doctor’s intervention unfortunately!

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Here is a list of words/phrases that may help you in describing your injuries in Polish!

bandage – bandaż

bruise – siniak

cut – skaleczenie

in a cast – w gipsie

injure (oneself) – zranić się

pull a muscle – naciągnąć mięsień
scar – blizna

scrach – zadrapanie

sprain your wrist – zwichnąć nadgarstek

stitches – szwy

suffer minor injuries – odnieść lekkie obrażenia

twist an ankle – skręcić kostkę

walk on crutches – chodzić o kulach

wound – rana, zranić

antibiotics – antybiotyki

flu vaccination – szczepienie na grype

have an injection – dostać zastrzyk

natural remedies –naturalne lekarstwa

ointment – maść

painkillers – leki przeciwbólowe

prescription drugs – leki na recepte

syringe – strzykawka

vaccine – szczepionka

backache – ból pleców

cough – kaszel

cramp – skurcz

runny nose – katar

sneeze – kichać

stiff legs – zesztywniale nogi

allegry – alergia

appendicitis – zaplenie wyrosta robaczkowego

bronchitist – zapalenie oskrzeli

cancer – rak

chicken pox – ospa wietrzna

chronic disease – przewlekła choroba

concussion – wstrząs mózgu

conjuctivitis – zapalenie spojówek

disabetes – cukrzyca

heart disease – choroba serca

hepatitis – zapalenie watroby

inflammation – zapalenie

jaundice – żółtaczka

mumps – świnka

otist – zapalenie ucha

pink eye – zapalenia spojówek

pneumonia – zapalnie płuc

polio – choroba Heinego-Medina

flu – grypa


Stay healthy! Dużo zdrowia!

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.