In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1convaleciente masculinebefore noun convalescent home — clínica de reposo feminine
1convalecientehe is still convalescent after his illness — todavía está convaleciente de su enfermedad
- The virus is present in the exhaled air, secretions and faeces of infected birds, both before they show signs of illness and while they are convalescent.
- As I'm still convalescent, we are not planning to act on this until early 2005.
- In England, porter, originally the beer favoured by porters at the market, became the health drink of the Victorians, often prescribed by doctors for convalescent ladies.
- In Blue Kettle, we get a young con man and his convalescent girlfriend (pajamas become her).
- Here visitors wait and convalescent patients meet, but it also conveys a more general suggestion of hospitality.
- After the Boer War broke out in South Africa in 1899, the Rhuoma spent a year off Cape Town as a hospital ship and sailed home to Rum with a complement of convalescent soldiers who were the first guests at the newly-completed Kinloch Castle.
- In September 1919 the Canadian government sold the hospital to the British Ministry of Pensions, which used it for the care and treatment of convalescent disabled soldiers between the wars.
- Undaunted Seacole funded her own trip to the Crimea where she established the British Hotel near Balaclava to provide ‘a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers’.
- The mother shells an egg, in silent and thankful concentration, for her convalescent child.
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