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"Enfermedad" is a noun which is often translated as "illness", and "síntoma" is a noun which is often translated as "symptom". Learn more about the difference between "enfermedad" and "síntoma" below.
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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síntoma(
seen
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toh
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mah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (medicine)
a. symptom
La fiebre puede ser un síntoma de muchas enfermedades.Fever is a symptom of many different illnesses.
2. (signal)
a. symptom
El alto desempleo es un síntoma de una crisis económica.High unemployment is a symptom of an economic crisis.
b. sign
La falta de comunicación es un síntoma de que las cosas no están bien entre ustedes.Lack of communication is a sign that things are not going well between you.
c. indication
Su comportamiento es síntoma de descontento.Their behavior is an indication of dissatisfaction.
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