nurse
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nurse(
nuhrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. el enfermero
(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).
, la enfermera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nurse checked the patient's blood pressure.La enfermera revisó la presión sanguínea del paciente.
2. (nanny) (United Kingdom)
a. la niñera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nurse takes care of the kids in the morning.La niñera cuida a los niños por la mañana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (medicine)
a. cuidar
Nursing a sick relative can be very difficult.Cuidar de un pariente enfermo puede ser muy difícil.
b. atender
My wife nursed me during my convalescence.Mi esposa me atendió durante mi convalecencia.
4. (to breastfeed)
a. amamantar
She is still nursing her youngest baby.Ella todavía amamanta a su bebé más pequeño.
5. (to recover from)
a. recuperarse de
He was nursing a cut lip and a black eye.Se estaba recuperando de un labio partido y un ojo morado.
6. (to consume slowly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The painter nursed a cup of tea as he worked.El pintor tomaba una taza de té lentamente mientras trabajaba.
You've been nursing that same beer for an hour. It has to be warm.Has estado bebiendo la misma cerveza por una hora. Tiene que estar caliente.
7. (to foster)
a. abrigar
She nurses dreams of starting her own business.Abriga el sueño de establecer su propio negocio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to suckle)
a. mamar
The baby nurses whenever he needs to.El bebé mama cada vez que lo necesita.
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nurse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medical)
a. la enfermera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(male) nurseenfermero m
2. (looking after children)
a. la niñera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (look after)
a. cuidar, atender
4. (suckle)
a. amamantar, dar de mamar a
5. (fig)
a. guardar, abrigar (feeling, hope)
she nursed him back to healthlo cuidó hasta que se restableció
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to nurse a grievanceguardar rencor
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nurse [nɜːs]
noun
1 (in hospital, clinic) enfermeroaenfermera (m) (f);a enfermera
male nurse enfermero (m); student nurse estudiante (m) de enfermería; veterinary nurse auxiliar (m) de veterinaria
2 (children's) niñera (f)
transitive verb
1 [+patient] cuidar; atender
she nursed him back to health lo cuidó hasta que se repuso; to nurse a cold curarse de un resfriado
2 [+baby] (suckle) amamantar; (cradle) mecer
3 [+anger, grudge] alimentar; [+hope] abrigar
to nurse one's constituency (Britain) (Parl) cuidar de los intereses de los electores de su circunscripción electoral; to nurse a business along fomentar un negocio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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