Quick answer
"Cure" is a noun which is often translated as "la cura", and "remedy" is a noun which is often translated as "el remedio". Learn more about the difference between "cure" and "remedy" below.
cure(
kyoor
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (remedy)
a. la cura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Researchers still haven't found a cure for this deadly disease.Los investigadores todavía no han encontrado una cura para esta enfermedad mortal.
2. (course of treatment)
a. la cura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor told her that drinking lots of water and getting a lot of rest would be the best cure for her cold.El doctor le dijo que beber mucha agua y descansar mucho sería la mejor cura para su resfriado.
3. (recuperation)
a. la curación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When Sarah became sick, the people of the village prayed for the cure of her disease.Cuando Sarah se enfermó, la gente del pueblo rezó por la curación de su enfermedad.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(remedy)
a. el remedio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With romantic break-ups, sometimes the only cure is time.Con las rupturas amorosas, a veces el único remedio es el tiempo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to alleviate)
a. curar
Jacinta took the antibiotic for a week, but it didn't cure her strep throat.Jacinta tomó el antibiótico durante una semana, pero no le curó la infección de la garganta.
6. (to preserve)
a. curar
My friend Jordi taught me to cure pork sausage when I visited him in Barcelona.Mi amigo Jordi me enseñó a curar chorizos cuando lo visité en Barcelona.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to solve)
a. remediar
Voting for me for president isn't a silver bullet that will cure all of the ills that face our country.Votar por mí para presidente no es una bala de plata que remedie todos los males que enfrenta nuestro país.
b. quitar
Sally trusted that by getting him away from his reckless friends, she could cure him of his smoking habit.Sally confiaba en que separándolo de sus malas amistades, podría quitarle el hábito de fumar.
c. curar
The second glass of wine seemed to swiftly cure Howard's shyness.La segunda copa de vino pareció curar rápidamente a Howard de su timidez.
8. (to treat)
a. curtir (leather)
The tanner used a frame to cure the hides in his workshop.El curtidor usaba un armazón para curtir los cueros en su taller.
9. (to prepare for use)
a. curar
Once you cure your mortar, it's ready to make guacamole and all kinds of salsas.Una vez que cures tu molcajete, estará listo para preparar en él guacamole y todo tipo de salsas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to recover)
a. curar
The pirate's wound still hadn't cured, and he was beginning to feel delirious.La herida del pirata todavía no se curaba, y él empezaba a sentirse delirante.
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remedy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. el remedio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor recommended a cold remedy.El doctor le recomendó un remedio para resfriados.
2. (solution)
a. el remedio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If we can't find a legal remedy to this problem, we might have to try something else.Si no podemos encontrar un remedio legal para este problema, quizás tengamos que probar otra cosa.
3. (legal)
a. la reparación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The right of an ordinary citizen to seek remedy in a court of law cannot be curbed.El derecho de un ciudadano común de buscar reparación en un tribunal de justicia no puede cercenarse.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to resolve)
a. remediar
I'm terribly sorry about the whole confusion. What can we do to remedy the issue?Siento muchísimo toda la confusión. ¿Qué podemos hacer para remediar el problema?
5. (to cure an ailment)
a. curar
This cream should remedy your warts within a week.Esta crema debería curarle las verrugas en el término de una semana.
b. remediar
Call me in ten days if these drops don't remedy your eye infection.Llámame en diez días si estas gotas no remedian la infección del ojo.
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