In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(unwell)enfermomalo España México coloquialshe's ill — está enferma
- she's ill with measles — tiene sarampión
- he looked ill — tenía mala cara
- fish makes me ill — el pescado me sienta mal
- the strain is making me ill — la tensión me está afectando
- I felt really ill after eating it — me sentí muy mal después de comerlo
- to be taken ill — ponerse enfermo
- to fall ill — enfermar
- Leaders of our medical organisations should not allow informed consent to interfere with clinical management of infectious disease or seriously ill patients.
- Around one in ten people who are infected with amoebiasis become ill from the disease.
- Siti said that volunteers should also understand that terminally ill patients usually suffer from psychological strain due to their illness.
- A woman terminally ill with motor neurone disease will next week begin a High Court battle to win the right to die, it was announced yesterday.
- Terminally ill patients slowly become worse as the disease takes over their body until it kills them.
- Along with morphine, it was prescribed to chronically ill patients suffering everything from asthma to diarrhoea.
- She had taken ill long ago, only a few years after they had married.
- On the occasion his mother had taken ill and he was trying to get assistance for her.
- The major reason for the redesign of services is to ensure the best possible care for critically ill patients as well as those with less serious illness and injuries.
- Perhaps you are living with someone who is ill with a life-threatening disease.
- She was very ill and bore her suffering with great dignity.
- Two other patients are critically ill after contracting the disease through infected organs from the donor.
- As soon as John had taken ill, she had written to him.
- Everything's just fine now, he reassured them, except that the design isn't finished and the architect is mysteriously taken ill.
- One came to the aid of an elderly man taken ill at a bus stop.
- He said it was reasonable to believe the water had not been contaminated before the period in question because no-one prior to that period had taken ill.
- Haemophiliacs are ill and are suffering and time is not on our side.
- Infectious complications in critically ill patients can cause increased morbidity and mortality.
- There is no requirement that the suffering be physical or that the patient be terminally ill.
- Some years ago I was called to attend a man I did not know who had taken ill very suddenly.
1.2(nauseous, sick)to be ill — devolver
2(bad)ill effects — efectos negativos / adversos
- his ill health — su mala salud
- ill humor / humour — malhumor
- what ill luck! — ¡qué mala suerte!
- a bird of ill omen — un pájaro de mal agüero
- a house/woman of ill repute — una casa/una mujer de mala reputación
- It was because of her ill judgment.
- Is their any provision to ban an umpire for his attitude problems and making of ill decisions?
1(hardly)I can ill afford to buy a new car — mal puedo yo permitirme comprar un coche nuevo
- we can ill afford to let such an opportunity slip — realmente no podemos dejar pasar semejante oportunidad
2formal(badly)malto speak/think ill of sb — hablar/pensar mal de algn
- it bodes ill for the future — es de mal agüero
1mal masculinothe social ills afflicting our country — los males sociales que aquejan a nuestro país
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