We all get sick once in a while. How do say when a person does not feel well in Chinese? Here are some expressions talking about feeling unwell.
In Chinese, when a person feels unwell, he can say “我不舒服。” （Wǒ bú shūfú）When the person feels sick, he can say “我生病了。”（Wǒ shēngbìngle.）
Describe the Feelings of Feeling Unwell
To describe how one feels, here are some examples:
我感觉恶心。 Wǒ gǎnjué ěxīn. I feel nausea.
我感觉虚弱。 Wǒ gǎnjué xūruò. I feel weak.
我没有胃口。 Wǒ méiyǒu wèikǒu。 I have no appetite.
疼 ｜ 痛 Téng | tòng
There is a very useful word in Chinese, “疼” or “痛“(pain). When added after a body part, it indicates the pain from that part. For example,
头疼｜头痛 Tóuténg |tóutòng headache
牙疼 ｜牙痛 Yá téng |yátòng toothache
肚子疼 ｜肚子痛 Dùzi téng |dùzi tòng stomachache ｜tummy ache
喉咙疼 ｜喉咙痛 Hóulóng téng |hóulóng tòng sore throat
I have a headache. 我头疼。Wǒ tóuténg
Do you have a toothache? 你牙疼吗？Nǐ yá téng ma
She has a stomachache. 他肚子痛。Tā dùzi tòng
I have a sore throat. 我喉咙痛。Wǒ hóulóng tòng
In addition to the pain, some other symptoms include:
拉肚子 Lādùzi diarrhea
发烧 Fāshāo fever
流鼻涕 Liú bítì running nose
呕吐 Ǒutù vomit
咳嗽 Késòu cough
What to Do When A Person is Sick
When a person is not feeling well, the first thing s/he needs to do is to take a rest 休息(Xiūxí). Sleep 睡觉(Shuìjiào) obviously helps too. Of course, s/he should not forget to drink lots of water 喝水（Hē shuǐ ) or take medicine 吃药(Chī yào).
No matter how many things one needs to work on, when s/he is sick, it is better to take it easy (放松 Fàngsōng) and recover soon （早点康复Zǎodiǎn kāngfù）!