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 — enfermar
- to report sick — dar parte de enfermo
- to be off sick — estar ausente por enfermedad
- they are sick with food poisoning — tienen intoxicación
- sick building syndrome — síndrome del edificio enfermo
- to make sb look sick — hacer quedar a algn a la altura de un felpudo
- Following his admission to the hospital, approximately 20 hospital staff became sick with similar symptoms.
- 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.
- Fifteen to twenty percent of the elderly who are sick with pneumococci die from this infection, so it is well worth preventing.
- 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.
- He felt physically sick with anger and betrayal but he stayed cool.
- What about those tales where the whole ship falls sick with some incurable disease?
- So far, the people who have gotten sick with this potentially lethal virus seem to have caught it from infected birds.
- 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.
- Seth is really sick with bronchitis, but its definitely not that.
- I recalled having a bit when sick with fever, for it was rumored to be medicinal; I nearly grew sicker because of it.
- Several staff members were already off sick with the flu.
- 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.
- He is always calling in sick with medically astounding symptoms, or making up increasingly implausible excuses not to come in.
- 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.
- 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.
- High rates of HIV infection have also contributed to the crisis, with many farmers too sick with AIDS to plant or tend their crops.
- 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.
- Recalling his first trip in the air, Tu said he felt very sick and even vomited.
- On the morning of October 17, 1999, Wei sent his wife to Renji Hospital, when Zhou became extremely sick and started vomiting.
- She ran to her bathroom and vomited, relieving the sick sensation a bit, but not entirely.
- 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.
- This is one of the first tragic news events that has not been immediately followed by a round of sick jokes.
- We're also unmistakably in David Cronenberg territory here, but without the sick humour that usually goes with it.
- Are you guys collaborating on any other sick jokes that we should know about?
- It sounds same-old-same-old, but let me assure you that Mancini crams as much daft humour and sick jokes in as possible.
- For those with a sick sense of humour, say no more; this is your kind of movie.
- After every disaster or horrible murder there is a rush of sick jokes.
- ‘Someone out there has a really sick sense of humour,’ I said mostly to myself.
- A council worker is facing the threat of disciplinary action after being caught searching the internet for sick jokes about the Asian tsunami.
- Until the foreign armies leave the country, the idea that it has been liberated is little more than a sick joke.
- The symbolic center of the film industry, Hollywood Boulevard has long been Los Angeles' secret, sick joke on hopeful tourists.
- Whoever named this building had a sick sense of humour.
- The most promising lead turned out to be a sick joke when I found myself bleakly staring down at some bird food.
- I'm essentially a decent enough guy, but I'll readily admit to possessing a bit of a sick sense of humour.
- The sick charm of Keller is that he really does seem like a normal everyday person.
- The idea that the war has made the world a safer place is a sick joke.
- Dominic and I share a sick sense of humour, what can I say?
- Humour dressed-up in combat fatigues: poor excuse for a sick joke?
- The ‘no patient services would be cut’ line is a sick joke.
- Laughing at his own sick humour, Suarez ascended to the second level of the house, more designed to live in than the level below.
2(nauseated)to feel sick — tener ganas de vomitar / de devolver
- to be / get sick — vomitar
- have you been sick? — ¿ha tenido vómitos?
- it makes me sick to my stomach — me da ganas de vomitar / de devolver
- you make me sick! — ¡me das asco!
- it makes me sick the way she gets away with it — me da rabia cómo se sale con la suya
- he's been promoted — makes you sick, doesn't it? — lo han ascendido — da rabia ¿no?
3.1(disturbed, sickened)to be sick with fear/worry — estar muerto de miedo/preocupación
- to be sick at heart — estar muy angustiado
- Apparently, there were some bogus calls that were made in to try and - you know, for whatever reason, some sick people would do that.
- There's too many sick people in the streets and not enough cops.
- We think a serial killer is an intelligent, sick person who targets his victims carefully like Dr. Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins.
- 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.
- But if you use that as an excuse to inflict pain on them, then you are sick and sadistic and motivated solely by bigotry.
3.2(weary, fed up)to be sick of sth/ -ing — estar harto de algo/+ inf
- I'm sick and tired /sick to death of hearing that — estoy absolutamente hasta la coronilla de oír eso
- I'm sick of the sight of that woman — esa mujer me tiene harto
4(gruesome)(person/mind) morboso(humor/joke) de muy mal gusto
1+ plural verb the sick — los enfermos
2Britishinformal(vomit)vómito masculinea pool of sick — un vómito
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