Spanish for Nurses Video: 25 Phrases that can be Useful at Work (Add Yours!)


In this post we will take a look at a few phrases in Spanish that are commonly used by nurses at work.

First, you will find a video that will show you how to pronounce each phrase,

and after the video you will find a written version so you can review the spelling of each one and write them down on your notebook so you can use them at work, starting “mañana”!

Are there any phrases for nurses (or for your job) you would like to learn? Add your own phrases to this list. Please share them in the comments section available at the end of this post so I can translate them for you.

Also, how do you feel about Spanish in the Workplace? What is your biggest challenge? How can I help you? Please share it in the comments as well.

Here is the video with the Pronunciation of each Phrase:


Here is the written version of the phrases:

Spanish Phrases Commonly used by Nurses:


Hi, my name is _____, I’ll be your nurse today.
Hola, mi nombre es ______, Yo voy a ser su enfermera hoy.


How are you?
¿Cómo está?


How may I help you?
¿Cómo puedo ayudarle?


Are you hungry?
¿Tiene hambre?


Do you need to use the bathroom? I can help you.
¿Necesita usar el baño? Puedo ayudarle.


Can I help you with anything else?
¿Puedo ayudarle con algo más?


Call me if you need anything.
Llámeme si necesita algo.


Thank you for waiting. I was helping another patient.
Gracias por esperar. Estaba ayudando a otro paciente.


Are you having any pain?
¿Siente dolor?


Where is the pain?
¿Dónde está el dolor?


How would you rate your pain from 0 to 10? 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain you have ever felt.
¿Cómo calificaría su dolor del cero al diez? Cero es “no dolor” y diez es el peor dolor de su vida.


What medications do you take?
¿Qué medicamentos toma?


Now breathe normally and let me listen to your heart.
Ahora respire normalmente y déjeme escuchar su corazón.


Now deep breaths so I can hear your lungs.
Ahora respire profundamente para escuchar sus pulmones.


Let me see your throat. (replace “throat” for other body parts)
Permítame ver su garganta.


Can you move your arm? (replace “arm” for other body parts)
¿Puede mover su brazo?


This will hurt a little.
Esto va a doler un poco.


This won’t hurt, but it may be a little uncomfortable.
Esto no va a doler, pero va a ser un poco incómodo.


Please hold still.
Por favor no se mueva.


You’re doing great.
Lo está haciendo muy bien.


Visiting hours are over at 8:00 p.m.
Las horas de visita terminan a las ocho de la noche.


The doctor will come in a few minutes.
El doctor va a venir en unos minutos.


Because your Doctor said so.
Porque su Doctor lo indicó así.


The doctor has ordered this medicine for you. Please take it now.
El doctor ha ordenado esta medicina para usted. Por favor tómela ahora.


When were you born?
¿Cuál es su fecha de nacimiento?


A Quick Note:
As a note, considering the context (the workplace) these phrases in Spanish are simple and use a formal tone aimed at addressing people respectfully as you usually would with someone you just met or someone who is a patient or customer. Additionally, this article focuses on the Spanish spoken in Mexico.


One Important Suggestion Before we get Started: Speak Loud and Clear (and Slow Down!):
One suggestion regarding using Spanish at the workplace before we get started. Speak loud, clear and slowly (not too loud, just avoid mumbling). Sometimes we all feel a little nervous or shy about using a second language, even more so when we are beginners and we tend to speak quickly while using a low tone of voice.

This happens involuntarily most of the time and it is a natural tendency for many people. Pay special attention to this and fight this natural instinct by becoming aware of its occurrence. Whenever you catch yourself talking fast and low, make an effort to slow down, enunciate each syllable and speak loud and clear.

Over time, as you practice; you will develop a clear tone of voice in Spanish instinctively.


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What other phrases for nurses would you like to learn in Spanish? or any other job? Add your own phrases to this list. Please post them in the comments so I can help you to translate them.

How do you feel about Spanish in the Workplace? What is your biggest challenge? Please share it in the comments as well so we can all learn from you.

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