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"Diagnostico" is a form of "diagnosticar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to diagnose". "Enfermedad" is a noun which is often translated as "illness". Learn more about the difference between "diagnostico" and "enfermedad" below.
diagnosticar(
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nohs
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medicine)
a. to diagnose
El doctor evaluó los resultados de la prueba y diagnosticó al paciente con una enfermedad neurológica.The doctor analyzed the test results and diagnosed the patient with a neurological disease.
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enfermedad(
ehm
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fehr
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meh
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dahd
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (medical condition)
a. illness
La enfermedad de mi tío no le permite salir al sol.My uncle's illness doesn't allow him to go out in the sun.
b. disease
El cáncer de mama es una enfermedad que afecta principalmente a las mujeres.Breast cancer is a disease that mainly affects women.
c. sickness
La enfermedad del sueño es transmitida por las moscas.Sleeping sickness is transmitted by flies.
2. (social malady)
a. disease
La corrupción es una enfermedad propagada por la deshonestidad y la indiferencia.Corruption is a disease propagated through dishonesty and indifference.
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