el esguince
-the sprain
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (medicine)
a. sprain
Los esguinces del tobillo pueden ser muy dolorosos.Ankle sprains can be very painful.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mi hija sufrió un esguince de muñeca al caerse en el hielo.My daughter sprained her wrist when she fell on the ice.
Parece que el futbolista tiene un esguince de tobillo.The footballer has seemingly sprained his ankle.
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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. (general)
a. sprain
hacerse un esguince en el tobilloto sprain one's ankle
esguince cervicalwhiplash (injury)
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1 (Med) sprain
2 (movimiento) swerve; dodge
dar un esguince to swerve; dodge
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