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    I am/feel/get carsick

    I am/get carsick.

    Is it natural to say 'I feel carsick'?

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    Re: I am/feel/get carsick

    not a teacher

    Yes.

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    Re: I am/feel/get carsick

    "I get carsick" refers to a regular or habitual occurrence - "Every time I go in a car, I get carsick"
    "I feel carsick" refers to a current situation - "We have only been in the car five minutes and already I feel carsick".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am/feel/get carsick

    Most of the time I go by buses and I feel vomiting so at the time, can I say "I get bussick or I feel bussick"? I find it is kind of unnatural. When I checked up the word "carsick", I found that it means that it's a feeling of vomiting because of movement of a car. But here I am talking about bus. Is "bussick" correct to use?

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    Re: I am/feel/get carsick

    No. The general term is "travel sickness" or "travel sick". We mention the form of transport only in seasick, airsick and carsick. Feeling sick when travelling by bus, train, tram, helicopter would simply be travel sick.

    For yours, just say "I feel sick whenever I travel by bus" or "Travelling by bus makes me travel sick".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am/feel/get carsick

    You could use the general term travel/motion sickness. I haven't heard bus-sick used.

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