Quick answer
"Faint" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "desmayarse", and "sick" is an adjective which is often translated as "enfermo". Learn more about the difference between "faint" and "sick" below.
faint(
feynt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to lose consciousness)
a. desmayarse
I fainted because the room was hot and I couldn't breathe.Me desmayé porque hacía calor en la habitación y no podía respirar.
b. sufrir un desmayo
My friend fainted after running his first marathon.Mi amigo sufrió un desmayo tras correr su primer maratón.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (loss of consciousness)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My dog will warn me if I am about to fall into a faint.Mi perro me advertirá si estoy a punto de desmayarme.
The doctor told us that her condition was stable but that she was still in a faint.El doctor nos dijo que su condición era estable pero que estaba todavía desmayada.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (slight)
a. ligero
I smell the faint aroma of fresh coffee.Huelo el ligero aroma a café recién hecho.
b. leve
I heard a faint whisper coming from the back of the classroom.Escuché un leve susurro proveniente del fondo del aula.
c. vago
She saw a faint shadow and thought it was a ghost.Vio una sombra vaga y pensó que era un fantasma.
d. débil
The faint moonlight illuminated the path we had to follow.La débil luz de la luna iluminaba el camino que debíamos seguir.
e. borroso
I smelled cinnamon buns and I had the faint image of my grandmother cooking.Me llegó el olor a bollos de canela y se me vino una imagen borrosa de mi abuela cocinando.
f. tenue
Luke switched off the lamp, but it still emitted a faint glow.Luke apagó la lámpara, pero esta seguía emitiendo un tenue resplandor.
g. remoto
There is a faint chance that the enemy will cross the river and attack our rear.Existe una posibilidad remota de que el enemigo cruce el río y nos ataque por la retaguardia.
h. apenas perceptible
There's somebody trapped in the elevator. I can hear a faint voice begging for help.Alguien quedó atrapado en el elevador. Puedo escuchar una voz apenas perceptible pidiendo ayuda.
i. apenas visible (something visible)
Can you see this faint mark on my arm? A dog attacked me when I was young.¿Ves esta marca apenas visible en mi brazo? Un perro me atacó cuando era joven.
4. (weak)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mary was faint with anxiety before meeting her favorite singer.Mary casi se desmaya de la ansiedad antes deconocer a su cantante favorito.
You feel faint because you stood up quickly and your blood pressure dropped.Te sientes mareado porque te paraste rápido y te bajó la presión.
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sick(
sihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ill)
a. enfermo
I haven't been sick for a long time.Hace mucho tiempo que no estoy enfermo.
b. malo
I've been sick for a week now.Llevo una semana malo ya.
2. (nauseated)
a. mareado
I feel a bit sick. I think I need to sit down for a bit.Me siento algo mareado. Creo que debería sentarme un rato.
3. (fed up; used with "of")
a. harto de
I'm sick of putting up with them.Estoy harta de aguantarlos.
4. (gruesome)
a. morboso
Uncle Armando has a sick fascination with traffic accidents.El tío Armando tiene una fascinación morbosa con los accidentes de tránsito.
5. (inappropriate)
a. de mal gusto
She was quite offended with his sick joke.Ese chiste suyo de mal gusto la ofendió.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(cool)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. genial
My brother bought a sick bike this weekend.Mi hermano se compró una moto genial este fin de semana.
b. chévere
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Look, that car is super sick.Mira, ese carro está súper chévere.
c. padrísimo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My uncle lives in a sick house in Polanco.Mi tío vive en una casa padrísimo en Polanco.
d. bacán
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
That's a sick watch, dude.Está bacán tu reloj, amigo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vomit) (United Kingdom)
a. el vómito
(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).
There was a pool of sick in the toilet.Había un charco de vómito en el inodoro.
b. el devuelto
(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).
What is that you're eating? It looks like a plate of sick.¿Qué estás comiendo? Parece un plato de devuelto.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (ill people)
a. los enfermos
(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).
This religious order helps the sick.Esta orden religiosa ayuda a los enfermos.
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