ahogo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (difficulty in breathing)
a. breathlessness
Tras correr 2 millas, tenía tal sensación de ahogo que tuve que parar para recuperarme.After running 2 miles, I had such a strong feeling of breathlessness that I had to stop to recover.
b. shortness of breath
Uno de los síntomas de su alergia es el ahogo, por eso lleva siempre un inhalador.One of the symptoms of her allergy is shortness of breath, so that's why she always carries an inhaler.
2. (anxiety)
a. sense of anguish
Cuando sufro un ataque de ansiedad, siento un gran ahogo y tengo la sensación de que va a pasar algo terrible.When I suffer an anxiety attack, I feel a great sense of anguish, like something terrible is going to happen.
b. distress
Cada vez que pienso en todo lo que nos queda todavía por hacer, me entra un ahogo tremendo.Every time I think of all that is still left for us to do, I'm filled with terrible distress.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hardship)
a. financial difficulty
Tras una época de ahogo, Pedro finalmente encontró trabajo.After a time of financial difficulty, Pedro finally got a job.
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ahogo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (asfixia)
a. breathlessness, difficulty in breathing
2. (angustia)
a. anguish, distress
3. (económico)
a. financial difficulty
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ahogo
1 (asfixia) breathlessness
una sensación de ahogo le impedía hablar a feeling of breathlessness prevented him from speaking; el asma le produce ahogo asthma makes him breathless
el sitio estaba tan lleno de humo que empecé a sentir ahogo [perecer] por ahogo por falta de aire pereció por ahogo
2 (angustia) feeling of distress
sentí un ahogo muy grande en el pecho debido a tanto llanto Como el ahogo le impide prolongar su discurso, Julián reacciona al gesto
3 (apuro económico) financial difficulty
hemos pasado unos ahogos tremendos para comprar el piso we went through tremendous difficulties to buy the flat
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