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19 / 09 / 2007

BEING ILL-1 (REVIEW): meaning and examples

Good morning,

Today I'm not feeling well, so I've decided to review expressions that we use when we are ill. This is a revision of a Daily Vitamin that I sent the last time I felt ill, in May of 2004.

We'll start with expressions that use "I've got" or "I have."

I've got a headache: we use this when we feel pain (dolor) in our head. We can also say my head hurts.

I've got a sore throat: we use this expression when we feel pain in our throat (garganta).

I've got a cold (resfriado): when we have a cold we are congested, that is we have a stuffed up nose. When we have a cold we may also have a fever (fiebre) and general aches and pains.

There are a lot more expressions, but I think we'll continue tomorrow, since I don't feel well. ;-)

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I hope you have a nice day.