ill
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ill(
ihl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sick)
a. enfermo
He felt ill after eating the shrimp.Se sintió enfermo después de comer los camarones.
b. malo (colloquial)
He's ill and won't be going to school today.Está malo y no irá a la escuela hoy.
2. (bad)
a. malo
She's said to be a woman of ill repute, but I think she's misunderstood.Dicen que es una mujer de mala reputación, pero creo que es incomprendida.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (poorly)
a. mal
It is a lack of respect to speak ill of the dead.Es una falta de respeto hablar mal de los difuntos.
4. (scarcely)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can ill afford to eat in a restaurant while I'm unemployed.No me puedo dar el lujo de comer en un restaurante mientras estoy sin empleo.
You can ill afford to make another mistake now that you're on probation.Mal puedes permitirte cometer otro error ahora que estás en libertad condicional.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (problem)
a. el mal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't allow the ills of the world to diminish the good you have in your hearts.No permitan que los males del mundo disminuyan el bien que tienen en sus corazones.
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ill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
illsmales mpl
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (unwell)
a. enfermo(a)
to be illestar enfermo(a) or malo(a)
to fall or be taken illcaer enfermo(a) or malo(a)
3. (bad, poor)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ill effectsefectos indeseables
ill feelingrencor m
ill fortunemala suerte or fortuna f
to be in ill healthtener mala salud
to be or feel ill at easeno sentirse a gusto
a house of ill reputeuna casa de prostitución
ill willrencor m
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a. mal
I can ill afford itme lo puedo permitir a duras penas
to speak/think ill of somebodyhablar/pensar mal de alguien
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ill [ɪl]
adjective
worse (comparative)worst (superlative)
1 (Med) enfermo
to be ill estar enfermo
to be seriously ill estar gravemente enfermo; he's ill with cancer tiene cáncer; está enfermo de cáncer
to fall ill caer or ponerse enfermo; enfermarse; (LAm)
to feel ill encontrarse mal; sentirse mal
to look ill tener mal aspecto or mala cara
to make sb ill [+food, wine] sentarle mal a algn; [+lifestyle, diet] afectar a la salud de algn
the soup made me ill la sopa me sentó mal; all the worry was making me ill la preocupación estaba afectando a mi salud; to make o.s. ill ponerse enfermo; ponerse malo (informal)
to be taken ill caer or ponerse enfermo; enfermarse; (LAm)
she was seriously ill with pneumonia
2 (bad) [+fortune, luck] malo
ill at ease a disgusto
ill effects efectos (m) adversos
with no ill effects sin mayores daños
ill feeling (hostility) hostilidad (f); (spite) rencor (m)
there are no ill feelings no quedan rencores; I have no ill feelings toward them no les guardo rencor
ill health mala salud (f)
to be in ill health no estar bien (de salud); estar enfermo; he retired because of ill health se retiró por problemas de salud
ill humour mal humor (m)
ill repute mala reputación (f)
a house/lady of ill repute una casa/mujer de mala reputación
ill temper mal genio (m)
ill will (hostility) hostilidad (f); (spite) rencor (m)
I bear you no ill will for that no le guardo rencor por eso
adverb
mal
to speak/think ill of sb hablar/pensar mal de algn
we can ill afford to lose him mal podemos dejar que se vaya
we can ill afford to buy it no podemos permitirnos el lujo de comprarlo
it ill becomes you to criticize no te sienta bien criticar
noun
1 ills (problems) males (m)
the ills of the economy los males de la economía; the inevitable ills of old age los inevitables males or achaques de la vejez
2 (evil)
no ill had befallen the child el niño no había sufrido ningún mal
to bode or augur ill no augurar nada bueno
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