enfermo
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enfermo(
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fehr
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moh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unhealthy)
a. sick
Todos en la oficina estamos enfermos de gripa.Everybody at the office is sick with the flu.
b. ill
Luis se fue a su casa porque está enfermo.Luis went home because he's ill.
c. unwell
El director está enfermo desde el lunes y no pudo hacer el viaje.The director has been unwell since Monday and couldn't make the trip.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (sick person)
a. sick person
Un grupo de voluntarios de la escuela va a visitar a los enfermos del hospital de la zona.A group of volunteers from our school visits sick people at the local hospital.
b. patient
Ya no quedan enfermos de ébola en este hospital.There aren't any Ebola patients left in this hospital.
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enfermo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. ill, sick
me pone enfermo su falta de puntualidadhis lack of punctuality gets on my nerves
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (en general)
a. sick person
3. (en el hospital)
a. patient
enfermo de sidaAIDS sufferer
enfermo terminalterminally ill patient
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enfermoa enferma
adjective
1 ill; sick; unwell
enfermo de amor lovesick; estar enfermo de gravedad o peligro to be seriously o dangerously ill; caer o ponerse enfermo to fall ill;de with;
enfermo del chape o mate (S. Cone) crazy
2
estar enfermo (encarcelado) (S. Cone) to be in jail
3 (S. Cone)
es enfermo de malo it's terribly bad; es enferma de loca she's clean crazy (familiar)
(gen) sick person; (en hospital) patient
enfermo/a terminal terminal patient; terminally ill person
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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