(v.) = become + ill ; fall + ill ; get + sick ; sicken ; get + ill. Ex: However, many attempts to actively involve the community in reducing its risks of becoming ill have met with failure. Ex: The largest group of metaphors compared firms to living (especially human) beings: companies are born, fall ill, have children, die, etc. Ex: When some of the parrots got sick, he nursed them back to health, and they in turn brought him back to life. Ex: A rare strain of salmonella in dry pet food has sickened at least eight people this year, in addition to the 71 people who have fallen ill since 2006. Ex: If you recall, Bisi was pregnant for Ijaodola before she got ill and the pregnancy had to be terminated to save her life. ---- * enfermar de = come down with ; go down with. Ex: Gulf War vets are coming down with these symptoms at twice the rate of vets from previous conflicts. (n.) = patient ; sufferer. Ex: A record is a complete unit of information about a person, item, product, book, patient, chemical, etc. Ex: In the Netherlands there are currently some 20,000 sufferers from this affliction. ---- * enfermo de Alzheimer = Alzheimer's patient. * enfermo de Asperger = Aspie ; Aspergian. * enfermo de cáncer = cancer patient. * enfermo de lepra = leper. * enfermo diabético = diabetic patient. * enfermo en fase terminal = terminally ill patient. * enfermo mayor de edad = elderly patient. * enfermo mental = mental patient ; mentally ill. * enfermos crónicos, los = chronically ill, the. * enfermos en fase terminal, los = terminally ill, the. * enfermos mentales, los = mentally disturbed, the ; mentally handicapped, the ; mentally ill, the ; insane, the. * enfermos terminales, los = terminally ill, the. * enfermo terminal = terminal patient ; terminally ill patient. * los enfermos = sick, the. * visita a los enfermos = work round. (adj.) = sick ; ill ; poorly ; poor health ; unwell ; ailing. Ex: Do not use the negative (e.g. use sick instead of not healthy). Ex: Leforte asked said Leforte with much curiosity and concern, 'Is anything wrong? Are you ill? Is there anything I can do?'. Ex: Tuan is his new father figure after his real dad sadly died after being poorly for a long time. Ex: Much of his later life he lived in reclusion, loneliness, poor health, and despair. Ex: Sometimes there is no doubt that your child is unwell, however there may be times when you can't tell. Ex: John W. Gardner, when he was president of the Carnegie Corporation, said 'Most ailing organizations have developed a functional blindness to their own defects'. ---- * caer enfermo = become + ill ; fall + ill ; get + sick ; get + ill. * caer enfermo de = come down with ; go down with. * enfermo crónico = chronically ill. * enfermo de amor = lovesick ; lovestricken. * enfermo de cáncer = cancer-stricken. * enfermo de gravedad = seriously ill. * enfermo de preocupación = sick with worry ; ill with worry. * enfermo físico = physically ill. * enfermo grave = seriously ill. * enfermo incurable = incurably ill. * enfermo mentalmente = mentally ill. * estar a punto de caer enfermo = be sickening for. * estar enfermo = be ill. * estar enfermo de amor = be lovesick. * estar gravemente enfermo = be critically ill. * fingir estar enfermo = malinger. * gravemente enfermo = seriously ill. * hacerse el enfermo = malinger. * hacer sentir enfermo = make + Nombre + sick ; make + Nombre + feel sick in the stomach. * poner enfermo = make + Nombre + sick ; sicken ; make + Nombre + feel sick in the stomach. * ponerse enfermo = get + sick ; get + ill ; become + ill ; fall + ill. * ponerse enfermo de = come down with ; go down with. * sentirse enfermo = feel + sick.