- The switch is not working (properly).
- There is something wrong with the projector (NOT beamer!).
- The copy machine is out of order.
- I've lost my room key / passport / wallet. Do you happen to know ...?
- I'm afraid I can't find my files anymore. Is there any way I could ...?
- I seem to have lost my way. Could you tell me how to find ...?
- There seems to be no seat available. Would you mind standing for a bit?
- I've missed the train from the airport.
- Unfortunately, public transport has completely broken down.
- I'm afraid I'm stuck in a traffic jam.
- I'm sorry, but I'm feeling a bit under the weather today. Can we reschedule our meeting?
- I’ve got a cold / temperature / sore throat / stomach ache / the flu.
- I’m allergic to … (type of food, e.g. nuts)
- I don’t feel well.
- I havepain in my leg / arm / chest …
- My leg / arm / chest … is hurting.
- I have twisted / sprained my ankle.
- Do you know first aid?
- I need a doctor / I need to go to hospital.
- Are you ok?
- Let me help you.
- I’m trained in first aid.
- Where does it hurt?
- You should take something for it.
- You should go and see a doctor.
- You should go back to your hotel for a rest.
- Shall I call an ambulance?
- Where’s the first aid kit?
|Allgemeinmediziner (Hausarzt, Hausärztin)||doctor, GP (General Practitioner)|
|Bauchschmerzen||abdominal pain, bellyache|
|Erste Hilfe||First Aid|
|Fieber haben||to have a temperature|
|Halsweh||a sore throat|
|Medikamente verabreichen||to administer medicine|
|Tablette (einnehmen)||(to take a) pill|
|verkühlt sein||to have a cold|
The classic wording of Murphy’s Law is, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”, although there are of course many variations.
We can say, “I’ve forgotten my documents” but as soon as we add where, we have to use the verb LEAVE, e.g.” I’ve left my jacket in the conference room.”