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muni



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 9:30 am    Post subject: how can I describe this situation Reply with quote

dear fellows
when I am not feeling well,then to describe the feeling of vomiting can I say that "I am feeling nauseated" can I also say that
"i feel nausea"
and if I think I am going to collaps then can I say that"I feel dizzy" if there is better sentence to describe this situation please tell me
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bud



Joined: 09 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You COULD say "I am feeling nauseated," but you cannot say "I feel nausea." A more common way to express the idea (in the US) is "I feel nauseous." Other common statements are "I feel sick to my stomach" and "I think I am going to be sick."

"I feel dizzy" is a very common statement. It might or might not convey that you fear you will collapse. The context (such as tone of voice, color of face, the situation itself) would help convey the seriousness of the statement. "I think I am going to faint" would (lacking a joking context) communicate that you fear you are about to collapse, but it would not single out dizziness as the cause from other possible causes.
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Corey



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more common language:

I think I'm going to puke.

I feel like barfing.

I think I'm going to pass out.

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Annalise



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 2:54 am    Post subject: womit Reply with quote

The usual thing is to say, "I feel nauseous".
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