Every year millions of people travel to Spanish speaking countries and every year hundreds, if not thousands, have some kind of an emergency whilst visiting those countries. In the vast majority of those cases there has been someone available that could speak both languages.
However, there are always going to be cases where the language barrier will cause delays to treatment or to gaining essential help. It is in these types of situations that it would be wise to be properly prepared with a knowledge of some emergency Spanish sentences.
Here are some Spanish sentences that are extremely useful in an emergency:
Llame a un médico – Call a doctor
Llame una ambulancia – Call an ambulance
Necesito un médico – I need a doctor
Soy/es diabético – I am/he is/she is diabetic
Tengo calentura – I have a fever
Sufro del corazón – I have a heart condition
Creo que me ha roto – I think I have broken my…
No respiro bien – I have difficulty in breathing
Dónde está el hospital – Where is the hospital
Quiero ir al dentista – I must see a dentist
Lo antes posible – As soon as possible
Me duelen las muelas – I have toothache
Other Problems and Accidents
¿Dónde está la comisaria? – Where is the police station?
Llame a la policía – Call the police
Me han robado el bolso – My bag has been stolen
He perdido mi equipaje/ mi pasaporte/mis cheques de viajero – I have lost my luggage/passport/traveller’s cheques
He perdido el tren – I have missed my train
Ha habido un accidente – there has been an accident
Hemos tenido un accidente – We have had an accident
Está gravemente herido – He/She is badly hurt
¿Puede ayudarme? – Can you help me?
These are just a few of the many essential Spanish sentences that are worthwhile memorizing, hopefully you will never need to use any of these sentences but, it is always better to be prepared for the worse that hopefully will never happen than the other way around.
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