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"Injure" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "herir", and "wound" is a noun which is often translated as "la herida". Learn more about the difference between "injure" and "wound" below.
injure(
ihn
-
juhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to wound)
a. herir
Two people were killed and eight were injured in the accident.Dos personas murieron y ocho resultaron heridas en el accidente.
b. lesionar
She has withdrawn from the games after injuring her shoulder.Tras lesionarse el hombro, se ha retirado de los juegos.
2. (to affect negatively)
a. dañar
Having to appear in court would injure his reputation.Tener que comparecer ante el tribunal dañaría su reputación.
b. perjudicar
The party does not want to do anything to injure its electoral prospects.El partido no quiere hacer nada que perjudique sus posibilidades de ganar las elecciones.
c. herir (pride or feelings)
She's perfectly all right. It was only her pride that was injured.Está perfectamente bien. Fue solo su orgullo que resultó herido.
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wound(
wund
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical injury)
a. la herida
(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).
My wound hasn't healed yet.Mi herida no ha sanado aún.
2. (emotional injury)
a. la herida
(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).
He left a wound in my heart.Él me dejó una herida en el corazón.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to physically injure)
a. herir
Two soldiers were seriously wounded during the attack.Dos soldados resultaron gravemente heridos en el ataque.
b. hacer una herida (accidentally)
He was distracted and wounded me with the knife.Estaba distraído y me hizo una herida con el cuchillo.
4. (to emotionally injure)
a. herir
Her actions wounded him forever.Sus actos lo dejaron herido para siempre.
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