Capítulo 2: La Salud

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Las edades

stages of life

niñez (f.)

childhood

pubertad (f.)

puberty

juventud (f.)

youth

adolescencia

adolescence

madurez (f.)

middle age

vejez (f.)

old age

Los desastres

disasters

atropellar

to run over with a car

caer

to fall

chocar

to crash

cochebombas (m.)

car bomb

corte (m.)

(a) cut

diluvio

flood

epidemia

epidemic

huracán (m.)

hurricane

matar

to kill

peste (f.)

plague

tropezar

to trip

Los enfermedades

illnesses

gripe (f.)

flu

neumonía

pneumonia

paperas

mumps

resfriado

cold

rubéola

rubella, German measles

sarampión (m.)

measles

SIDA (m.)

AIDS

varicela

chicken pox

viruela

small pox

medicamentos

medicines

aspirina

aspirin

drogas

drugs

jarabe (m.)

(cough) syrup

linimento

ointment

medicina

medicine

modismos

expressions

se arriesgó (arriesgarse)

to risk

duelen (doler)

to hurt

(estar)a dieta

to be on a diet

contagió (contagiarse)

contagious

piel de gallina

goose bumps

atendió (atender)

attend to

asistir

to assist

la cura

cure, treatment

el cura

the priest

embarazoso

embarrassing

embarazada

pregnant

una frente

forehead

el frente

the front (military, weather)

los reflejos

the reflexes

el reflejo

reflection

palabras útiles

useful words

aprovechar

to take advantage of

brotar

to gush

mejorar

to improve/to get better

quebrar

to break

inyección

injection

dentista

dentist

aguda

sharp

encías

gums (mouth)

diente

tooth

aguja

needle

muela

molar tooth

novocaína

Novocaine

sacar

to take out (tooth)

escupir

to spit

saliva

saliva

escupidor

spitter/spittoon

sangre

blood

fresa

dentist drill

caries

Cavities

taladrar

to drill

pulir

to polish (teeth)

las personas

people

doctor/a

doctor

enfermo/a

sick

especialista (m., f.)

specialist

experto/a

expert

herido

Injured person

matasanos

bad doctor

médico/a

physician/medic

minusválido/a

handicapped person

paciente (m.,f.)

patient

pediatra (m.,f.)

pediatrician

psicólogo/a

psychologist

psiquiatra (m.,f.)

psychiatrist

técnico/a

technician

terapeuta (m., f.)

therapist

víctima

victim

el estrés

stress

agitado

agitated

ansiar

to be anxious/to yearn for

asustar

to scare

aterrorizar

to terrorize

llanto

crying

llorar

to cry

lloriqueo

whining

pánico

panic

preocuparse

to worry

quejarse

To complain

temblar

to tremble

tensión (f.)

tension

la terapia

therapy

abuso

abuse

aconsejar

to advise

ajustarse

to adjust

apoyo

support

calmar

to calm

consejo

advice

tranquilizante

tranquilizing

tratamiento

treatment

violación (f.)

violation, rape

células

cells

cicatriz (f.)

scar

espinilla

pimple

glándula

gland

grano

pimple

hormona

hormone

lesión (f.)

injury

magulladura

bruise

nervio

nerve

nódulo

nodule

quemadura

burn

quiste (m.)

cyst

rasguño

scratch

roncha

rash

sebáceo/a

sebaceous, oily

palabras familiares

familiar words

cabeza

head

salud (f.)

health

enfermedad (f.)

sickness

relajo

relax

sueño

dream

susto

fright

encabezar

to lead

saludar

to greet

enfermarse

to get sick

relajarse

to relax

soñar

to dream

cabezón/a

stubborn

saludable

healthy

enfermo/a

sick

relajante

relaxing

soñoliento/a

sleepy

asustado/a

frightened

cabecera

top, head

saludos

greetings

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