How to ask “are you sick?” in Spanish How to ask “are you a nurse?” in Spanish How to ask “are you sick?” in Spanish. You will also learn how to say needle and syringe in the Spanish language.
A couple of weeks ago, here in Medellin, Colombia, a friend came to visit me from the States and I heard him make a mistake with Spanish that I never heard anyone make before. But I would imagine that many people make the same mistake because the words are so easy to confuse.
How To Ask Are You a Doctor or Nurse In Spanish
¿Usted es enferma o doctora?
Do you recognize the mistake that Mike made?
The word “enfermero/a” means “nurse.” But the word “enfermo/a” means “patient” or “sick person.” So instead of asking her is she a nurse or a doctor, he actually asked her is she a patient or a doctor.
He should have asked her:
¿Usted es enfermera o doctora?
Are you a nurse or a doctor?
How To Ask Are You Sick In Spanish
¿Usted está enfermo/a?
Are you sick?
How To Say Needle and Syringe In Spanish
1. Aguja – needle
Ella prefiere que la pinchen con una aguja a tragar esa pastilla.
(She’d rather they stick a needle in her than have to swallow one of those pills).
2. Ampolla – syringe
El médico sacó una ampolla de antibiótico para administrárselo al enfermo.
(The doctor took out a syringe of antibiotic to administer to the sick person.)