In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ill)enfermoto get sick — caer enfermo
- to report sick — dar parte de enfermo / de enfermedad
- to be off sick — estar ausente por enfermedad
- they are sick with food poisoning — están intoxicados
- sick building syndrome — síndrome del edificio enfermo
- to make sb look sick — hacer quedar a algn a la altura del betún
- Fifteen to twenty percent of the elderly who are sick with pneumococci die from this infection, so it is well worth preventing.
- He is always calling in sick with medically astounding symptoms, or making up increasingly implausible excuses not to come in.
- High rates of HIV infection have also contributed to the crisis, with many farmers too sick with AIDS to plant or tend their crops.
- Several staff members were already off sick with the flu.
- Olwen Jones sued Sandwell Council where she worked at a training centre until 1995 when she went off sick with anxiety and depression and never returned to work.
- He felt physically sick with anger and betrayal but he stayed cool.
- Speaking to the Evening Press, the woman, who comes from the Malton area, said the attack had left her feeling physically sick with worry as she has to walk the same route every day.
- The end results were anything but pleasant for Niko who spent a week after the incident in the hospital ward sick with fever and poison from snakes bite.
- A city council which requires employees to call a nurse when they take time off sick said yesterday the approach was helping cut absenteeism.
- When we tried to track him down we discovered that he had been off sick for four weeks, yet this was not known to the departments that relied on him for results, and no alternative arrangements had been put in place.
- Every year, eight million people become sick with TB, 80 per cent of whom are in 22 high burden countries.
- What about those tales where the whole ship falls sick with some incurable disease?
- Masterson said he was suspended for two days without pay and with no prior notice after the company claimed he had inappropriately taken two days off sick.
- Following his admission to the hospital, approximately 20 hospital staff became sick with similar symptoms.
- So far, the people who have gotten sick with this potentially lethal virus seem to have caught it from infected birds.
- He went back to the hotel that night and 22nd February he then became very sick with difficulty breathing, and went to the hospital in Hong Kong.
- Krista's sick with strep-throat or something, so she didn't come to school today.
- John was a dedicated family doctor who, I later learned, was too busy looking after the many people sick with influenza in his practice to look after his own health.
- I recalled having a bit when sick with fever, for it was rumored to be medicinal; I nearly grew sicker because of it.
- Seth is really sick with bronchitis, but its definitely not that.
2(nauseated)to feel sick — (about to vomit) tener ganas de vomitar / de devolver
- to be / get sick — vomitar
- have you been sick? — ¿ha tenido vómitos?
- Recalling his first trip in the air, Tu said he felt very sick and even vomited.
- She ran to her bathroom and vomited, relieving the sick sensation a bit, but not entirely.
- On the morning of October 17, 1999, Wei sent his wife to Renji Hospital, when Zhou became extremely sick and started vomiting.
3.1(disturbed, sickened)to be sick with fear/worry — estar muerto de miedo/preocupación
- There's too many sick people in the streets and not enough cops.
- These are very sick people to do this, and a message needs to go out.
- They are sick and depraved and have convinced themselves they are right and the rest of us are wrong.
- We think a serial killer is an intelligent, sick person who targets his victims carefully like Dr. Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins.
- But if you use that as an excuse to inflict pain on them, then you are sick and sadistic and motivated solely by bigotry.
- Apparently, there were some bogus calls that were made in to try and - you know, for whatever reason, some sick people would do that.
3.2(weary, fed up)to be sick of sth/-ing — estar harto de algo/+ inf
4(gruesome)(person/mind) morboso(joke/humor) de muy mal gusto
- I'm essentially a decent enough guy, but I'll readily admit to possessing a bit of a sick sense of humour.
- It sounds same-old-same-old, but let me assure you that Mancini crams as much daft humour and sick jokes in as possible.
- Until the foreign armies leave the country, the idea that it has been liberated is little more than a sick joke.
- The idea that the war has made the world a safer place is a sick joke.
- We're also unmistakably in David Cronenberg territory here, but without the sick humour that usually goes with it.
- ‘Someone out there has a really sick sense of humour,’ I said mostly to myself.
- Laughing at his own sick humour, Suarez ascended to the second level of the house, more designed to live in than the level below.
- The ‘no patient services would be cut’ line is a sick joke.
- An election in which the names of the candidates in the various lists are still not known 18 days before the polls open is a sick joke, not an election.
- Are you guys collaborating on any other sick jokes that we should know about?
- Whoever named this building had a sick sense of humour.
- The symbolic center of the film industry, Hollywood Boulevard has long been Los Angeles' secret, sick joke on hopeful tourists.
- After every disaster or horrible murder there is a rush of sick jokes.
- The most promising lead turned out to be a sick joke when I found myself bleakly staring down at some bird food.
- Humour dressed-up in combat fatigues: poor excuse for a sick joke?
- This is one of the first tragic news events that has not been immediately followed by a round of sick jokes.
- For those with a sick sense of humour, say no more; this is your kind of movie.
- A council worker is facing the threat of disciplinary action after being caught searching the internet for sick jokes about the Asian tsunami.
- The sick charm of Keller is that he really does seem like a normal everyday person.
- Dominic and I share a sick sense of humour, what can I say?
1+ plural verb the sick — los enfermos
2British informal(vomit)vómito masculinea pool of sick — un vómito
- I arrived downstairs find to both cats outside and a pile of sick in the middle of the sitting room carpet.
- The group are taken on a tour of Wimbledon tennis centre where they are made to wear all white and are force fed strawberries until they vomit red sick.
- So, while I cleaned cat sick off the carpet Paul headed off home to finish putting his kitchen back together now that the painting is finished.
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