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Food Poisoning part 2 of 2 Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Beginner, Intermediate

Your body might also raise its temperature, giving you a fever. To say you have a fever (ไข้), just say ผมเป็นไข้. Make sure you use the right tone, or you’ll end up declaring yourself an egg (ไข่).

Now if someone asks you whats wrong, you should answer กินอาหารเป็นพิษ (literally ‘I ate poisoned food’).

For light to moderate food poisoning, its generally best to just let your body fight it out. Get lots of rest (พักพ่อง) in bed (เตียงนอน), drink lots of water (ดึมน้ำเยอะ), and avoid foods that will worsen the diarrhea (milk, citrus fruits, sweets). But if you feel like you’re dieing, maybe you should go see a doctor (ไปหาหมอ). Thats when they give you antibiotics to kill off any bacteria (แบคทีเรีย), an IV drip to protect you from ขาดน้ำ, and pump your ท้อง – fun!

Typically it’ll only take 2-5 days until you’re back to full health (สุขภาพ).

Since we are on the subject, many of these words you’ve learned will also work for motion sickness (เมารถ / เมาเรือ). You know, all that swaying back and forth while on a bus or boat . . . Just by some motion sickness medicine (ยาเมารถ) at the ร้านขายยา and take as written. Dramamine, the drowsy type (จะทำให้ง่วง), is very easy to find in Thailand.

This video uses many of the words in this lesson. Have a listen and see if you can pick them out.

vocabulary (คำศัพท์):

ไข้                               fever

กินอหารเป็นพิษ        I ate food poisoning

พักพ่อง                      rest

เตียงนอน                  bed

ดึมน้ำเยอะ                drink lots of water

ไปหาหมอ                 go to see a doctor

แบคทีเรีย                 bacteria

แซลโมแนลล่า         salmonella

เมารถ / เมาเรือ       motion sickness

ยาเมารถ                   motion sickness medicine

จะทำให้ง่วง              will make [me/you] drowsy

สุขภาพ                     health

ดีต่อสุขาภาพ           healthy, good for health

usage example:

Bananas are good for your health.


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