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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(cause pain or sickness)
a. afligir
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
After the trip to the shore, Rosa recovered from the mysterious illness that ailed her.Después de su viaje a la costa, Rosa se recuperó de la enfermedad misteriosa que la afligía.
b. aquejar
Simon spends hours complaining about whatever ails him.Simón pasa horas quejándose sobre cualquier cosa que le aqueja.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be sick)
a. estar enfermo
How's your father? - Still ailing, but we are hoping for the best.¿Cómo está tu padre? - Todavía está enfermo, pero esperamos lo mejor.
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ail [eɪl]
transitive verb
what ails you? ¿qué tienes?; ¿qué te pasa?
intransitive verb
(also be ailing) estar enfermo; estar sufriendo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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