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"Illnesses" is a form of "illness", a noun which is often translated as "la enfermedad". Learn more about "illness" below.
illness(
ihl
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nihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sickness)
a. la enfermedad
(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).
Henry was infected with some type of food-borne illness.Henry se contagió de algún tipo de enfermedad transmitida por alimentos.
b. la dolencia
(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).
(formal)
Doctors are running tests to try to discover the cause of his illness.Los doctores están haciendo pruebas para descubrir la causa de su dolencia.
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