Health, the Body and describing a Person

Seeking for medical help in Ateso

Ateso

English

Ateso Pronunciation

Akoto eong aanyun Lokemadan/ Lokemukian/Emuron (Edokita).

I want to see a doctor (Emuron refers to either a medical assistant/ clinical officer and doctor. Edokita is specifically for a doctor)

Akoto eong alosit adekis

I want to go to a hospital

Ipedori ijo ayangaar eong adekis?

Can you take me to the hospital?

When at the doctors in Teso

Ipupi bo ijo biai. Inyobo ideka ijo?

How are you feeling. What are you suffering from? (lit: what is hurting you?)

Aomit eong bala ajaatar ka eimidi

I think I have malaria (lit. fever)

Eriebi eong akou

I have got a headache (lit.: My head is hurting me)

Eriebi eong emorosing. Epipil emorosing ka

My neck is paining. My neck is hurting

Eriebi eong akoik

I have got a stomach ache

Alepi/Aleporit eong

I have got diarrhea

Itekeri eong akoik

I have got diarrhea

Abu eong kadum akangas(i)

I was involved in an accident (Lit. I got an accident)

Abu eong kemusungun/ kamusungikin kotoma akangas

I got injured in an accident

Adeka eong elap/Ajai eong toma apaarasia nuka elap

I’m on my period

Abu ijo kotamak/kongaleu/kojaun ejok?

Did you get better?

Ibuni ijo angaleun atipet

You are going to get better soon

Describing a person in Ateso

Eputosi bo ngesi biai?

How does he/she look like?

Eputosi ngesi ka ngai?

Whom does he/she look like?

Ipedori ijo aitetem ngesi?

Can you describe him/her?

Eputosi Etyang ka/kede Okwalinga

Etyang looks like Okwalinga

Aojau bo kon biai?/ Etia ai awojau kon?

How tall are you?

Akonilangir erai biai?/Etia ai alangir kon?

How much do you weigh?

Mam euriana, mam eoja/Ejai kiding kiding

Medium-heighted (Lit. not short, not tall)

Lokatumunan/Nakatumunan

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