Medicine: tıp

First of all I hope you never need to use these words, but since you can’t decide when and where to get sick or hurt, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  • medicine (the field): tıp or doktorluk (the ending -lUk forms abstract nouns, kind of like the English -ness)
  • medicine (medication): ilaç
  • doctor: doktor or hekim
  • nurse: hemşire
  • hospital: hastane
  • ill (adjective): hasta
  • illness: hastalık
  • injury: yara
  • injured: yaralı
  • “I am ill”: hastayım
  • “I am injured”: yaralıyım
  • Where is the hospital?”: Nerede hastane?
  • “I need a doctor”: Bir doktora ihtiyacım var (“I have need of a doctor”)