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Making connections

Learn how to make connections with patients in Spanish. Learn Healthcare Spanish vocabulary.

English Spanish
Do you speak English? ¿Habla inglés?
I do not speak Spanish. No hablo español
Do you understand? ¿Entiende?
I do not understand. No entiendo.
Please repeat that. ¿Por favor, lo podría repetir?
Please, only answer yes or no. Por favor, solamente responda "sí" o "no"
Speak slowly please Hable despacio por favor
Ma'am Señora
Sir Señor
Please Por favor
Thank you Gracias
I'm sorry Lo siento
How do you feel today? ¿Cómo se siente hoy?
Have a nice day Tenga un buen día
Pardon me Discúlpeme.
Excuse me Con su permiso.
Are you married? ¿Está casado o está casada?
Do you have children ¿Tienes hijos?
What is your relation to Mrs. Ramirez? ¿Cuál es su relación con la señora Ramirez?
What is your relation to Mr. Ramirez? ¿Cuál es su relación con el señor Ramirez?
Are you her/his son? ¿Es su madre?
Are you her/his daughter? ¿Es su padre?
Is he your husband? ¿Es su esposo?
Is she your wife? ¿Es su esposa?
Is he your brother? ¿Es su hermano?
Is she your sister? ¿Es su hermana?
Good morning Buenos días
Good afternoon Buenas tardes
Good night Buenas noches
Hello Hola
Goodbye Adiós
You're going to be fine! Va a estar bien!
Everything will be okay! Todo va a estar bien!
You'll be going home soon! La/Lo vamos a dejar ir pronto.
You have a wonderful family! Tiene una familia maravillosa!
Don't worry! No preocupe.
Everything is going fine. Todo va muy bien.
I hope you sleep well. Espero que duerma bien.
You're looking much better! Se ve mucho mas mejor.
Visiting hours are from 10:00am until 8:00pm. Las horas de visita son de las diez de la mañana a las ocho de la noche.
Your room number is 404. El número de su cuarto es cuatro, cero, cuatro.
Only four visitors are allowed at a time. Solamente cuatro visitantes a la vez.
The others can wait outside. Los demás pueden esperar afuera.
Your husband is waiting outside Su esposo está esperando afuera
Your mother is waiting outside. Su Mama está esperando afuera
Your family is waiting outside. Su familia está esperando afuera
I'm going to look for him. Lo voy a ir a buscar
I am the nurse Yo soy la enfermera/el enfermero
My name is Mi nombre es ...
What is your name? ¿Cómo se llama?
Nice to meet you Mucho gusto
Sit down please Siéntese por favor
This is the nurse's aid Él es el ayudante de la enfermera
This is the doctor Él es médico
Do you need a translator? ¿Necesita un traductor/traductora?

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