Danish medical vocabulary

So, you are feeling ill and need to visit the doctor. Don't panic: These Danish words and expressions for communicating medical needs will help.

Have you caught a cold or did the ‘smørrebrød’ not agree with you? Then it’s probably time to visit your local  ‘læge’. But wait! Is your Danish medical vocabulary up to scratch? Do you know how to say "fever" or "diabetes" in Danish? If the answer is no, check out this blog post on Danish medical vocabulary.

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Danish words and expressions for doctor visits

So, you are feeling ill and need to visit the doctor. Don't panic: These Danish words and expressions for communicating medical needs will help.

Medical words in Danish

When something hurts:

Danish vocabulary when something hurts:

When visiting the doctor, you might need to call attention to an ache or pain. This is how to do it:  Det gør ondt i / jeg har smerter i [It hurts in / I have a pain in].

Danish vocabulary for medical needs

Tell the doctor what s/he needs to know

When at the doctor's office, you better remember to tell the doctor about all your ailments, and all your concerns.

Learn the basics for communicating medical needs in Danish:

And let the doctor know that:

Danish vocabulary for injuries and illnesses

If you fall off your bike and break your arm or suddenly come down with a nasty illness, you might need some of the phrases below:

Danish vocabulary for illnesses

Danish vocabulary for common illnesses

Last but not least, we will leave you with some common illnesses

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Now you can handle a visit to the doctor without problems. Did we leave some important illnesses or doctor phrases out? Leave a comment below with your suggestions.

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  • Chris

    It would be nice to know how to tell the phone operator “I would like to book an appointment” in danish.

  • Hilde Casier

    Doctor questions: What happened? Hvad er der sket?

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