This week your word is GRIPE.
- GRIPE = A COLD
Gripe is a feminine noun: a gripe.
In Portuguese we have another word for a light cold, so some books translate gripe as a bad cold.
There are two ways for you to say that you have a cold.
- Estou com gripe. (I am with a cold)
- Tenho gripe. (I have a cold)
We also have the word GRIPADO/GRIPADA. It describes someone who has a cold. For example:
- Eduardo está gripado. (Eduardo has a cold)
- Marta está gripada. (Marta has a cold)
The English language does not have the word gripado/gripada. Note that the translation above is not literal. The literal translation would be something like “Eduardo is ‘coldy'”, just like you say hungry or sleepy.
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