At the doctor   »  
Chez le médecin

57 [fifty-seven]

At the doctor

At the doctor

57 [cinquante-sept]


Chez le médecin

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I have a doctor’s appointment. J’-- r---------- c--- l- d------. J’ai rendez-vous chez le docteur. 0 +
I have the appointment at ten o’clock. J’-- r---------- à d-- h-----. J’ai rendez-vous à dix heures. 0 +
What is your name? Qu-- e-- v---- n-- ? Quel est votre nom ? 0 +
Please take a seat in the waiting room. Ve------ v--- a------ d--- l- s---- d--------. Veuillez vous asseoir dans la salle d’attente. 0 +
The doctor is on his way. Le d------ v- a------. Le docteur va arriver. 0 +
What insurance company do you belong to? Où ê-------- a-----(e) ? Où êtes-vous assuré(e) ? 0 +
What can I do for you? Qu- p------ f---- p--- v--- ? Que puis-je faire pour vous ? 0 +
Do you have any pain? Av------- m-- ? Avez-vous mal ? 0 +
Where does it hurt? Où a-------- m-- ? Où avez-vous mal ? 0 +
I always have back pain. J’-- t------- m-- a- d--. J’ai toujours mal au dos. 0 +
I often have headaches. J’-- s------ d-- m--- d- t---. J’ai souvent des maux de tête. 0 +
I sometimes have stomach aches. Pa------ j--- m-- a- v-----. Parfois, j’ai mal au ventre. 0 +
Remove your top! En----- l- h---- s--- v--- p---- ! Enlevez le haut, s’il vous plait ! 0 +
Lie down on the examining table. Ve------ v--- a------- s-- l- t---- d------- ! Veuillez vous allonger sur la table d’examen ! 0 +
Your blood pressure is okay. La t------ e-- n------. La tension est normale. 0 +
I will give you an injection. Je v--- v--- f---- u-- p-----. Je vais vous faire une piqûre. 0 +
I will give you some pills. Je v--- p------- d-- c--------. Je vous prescris des comprimés. 0 +
I am giving you a prescription for the pharmacy. Je v--- d---- u-- o--------- p--- l- p--------. Je vous donne une ordonnance pour la pharmacie. 0 +

Long words, short words

The length of a word is dependent upon its informative content. This has been shown by an American study. Researchers evaluated words from ten European languages. This was achieved with the help of a computer. The computer analyzed various words with a program. In the process, it used a formula to calculate the informative content. The results were clear. The shorter a word is, the less information it conveys. Interestingly, we use short words more often than long words. The reason for this could lie in the efficiency of speech. When we speak, we concentrate on the most important thing. Therefore, words without much information mustn't be too long. This guarantees we don't spend too much time on unimportant things. The correlation between length and content has another advantage. It ensures that the informative content always remains the same. That is to say, we always say the same amount in a certain period of time. For example, we can use a few long words. But we can also use many short words. It doesn't matter what we decide: The informative content remains the same. As a result, our speech has a consistent rhythm. This makes it easier for listeners to follow us. If the amount of information were always varied, it would be difficult. Our listeners couldn't adapt well to our speech. Comprehension would thus be made difficult. He who wants the best chance of being understood should use short words. Since short words are better comprehended than long ones. Therefore, the principle goes: Keep It Short and Simple! In short: KISS!