These contain some examples of vulgar language.

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It is sometimes difficult to stay cool when you are ill. Nevertheless here is a list of words and expressions that should help you talk about your aches and still remain dignified. Some of the expressions may be a bit strong, but remember that when you are ill, in search of comfort or sympathy, what matters is not how much you are actually suffering but how much others think you are suffering.

(* = familiar, ** = very familiar, *** = vulgar, v = Verlan (back-slang), Lit. = literally)

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Argument Class Drinking Family
Food Friends Going out Health
Interjections Money Moods Music
Play up/Play down Politics Professions Pulling

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