This lesson is part of the Intermediate Spanish Course
(69 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 8 mins)

Intermediate Spanish Course

In this Spanish video lesson we will be looking at some common illnesses in Spanish such as Sarpullido (Rash), Ardor de estómago (Heart burn), and Gripe (Flu). We will continue the theme in the next Spanish lesson when we will see Spanish vocabulary related to treatments and remedies for common illnesses. It is really important to know how to manage if you fall ill on a trip to Spain or Latin America and you will also find Spanish video lessons available in this course on how to manage in Spanish at a Doctor’s. The Spanish vocabulary in this video lesson will help you to describe your ailments to a Doctor or Pharmacist and get you some quick and effective treatment. I recommend that you practice using these fourteen new Spanish words in example sentences using all of the key Spanish grammar structures you have already learned. Think about the possible situations you could find yourself in and write out lots of practice sentences to explain how you are feeling and what you need to get better. Practice really does make perfect. If you don’t practice with the new words you have learned the chances are that they will go in one ear and out the other. I hope you never have to use them for real!

Lesson notes:

Estornudo: Sneeze
Tos: Cough
Escalofríos: Shivers
Sarpullido: Rash
Fractura: Fracture
Paperas: Mumps
Diarrea: Diarrhea
Estreñimiento: Constipation
Ardor de estómago: Heart burn
Catarro/resfriado/constipado: Cold
Gripe: Flu
Gripe A: Swine flu
Artritis: Arthritis
Artrosis: Osteoarthritis

Activity:

Translate the following…

Rash
Swine flu
Cough
Heart burn

Here are some possible answers to the last activity:

Es decir
Referente a
En otras palabras/Dicho de otro modo
O sea

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