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"Etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.", and "dolor de cabeza" is a noun which is often translated as "headache". Learn more about the difference between "etc." and "dolor de cabeza" below.
etc.(
ehts
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (et cetera)
a. etc.
¿Cómo fue la reunión? - Bien: llegamos, comimos, hablamos, negociamos, etc.How was the meeting? - Fine: we arrived, ate, talked, negotiated, etc.
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dolor de cabeza(
doh
-
lohr
 
deh
 
kah
-
beh
-
sah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (physical complaint)
a. headache
Tengo dolor de cabeza porque estuve demasiado tiempo en el sol.I have a headache because I was in the sun too long.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(nuisance)
a. headache
Los problemas financieros se han convertido en un dolor de cabeza para la mayoría de nosotros.Financial problems have become a headache for most of us.
b. pain in the neck
La lavadora no funciona. - ¡Qué dolor de cabeza!The washing machine isn't working. - What a pain in the neck!
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