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enfermizo (adjective) — sickly, unhealthy, weak, infirm, morbid. Look up enfermizo in the dictionary

El niño es muy enfermizo, siempre padece algún mal.
The boy is very sickly, he's always suffering from some ailment.
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Old April 03, 2009, 05:22 AM
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what's the difference between sick and sickly? Can I say The boy is very sick... ?
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Old April 03, 2009, 05:45 AM
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The difference is: a person who is "sickly" gets ill very easily, constantly. Someone who is prone to becoming ill.
e.g. She was a sickly child and missed out a lot on her schooling. i.e. she was constantly getting ill and missed school a lot.

Someone who is sick, is ill but it's not a regular state to be in for that person.
e.g. Johnny came down with the flu and was sick all last week. I ate something that disagreed with me and I was sick.

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Does that same distinction carry over to enfermo/enfermizo?
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Old April 04, 2009, 10:11 AM
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The difference is: a person who is "sickly" gets ill very easily, constantly. Someone who is prone to becoming ill.
e.g. She was a sickly child and missed out a lot on her schooling. i.e. she was constantly getting ill and missed school a lot.

Someone who is sick, is ill but it's not a regular state to be in for that person.
e.g. Johnny came down with the flu and was sick all last week. I ate something that disagreed with me and I was sick.

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yes that helps! Thanks!!

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Does that same distinction carry over to enfermo/enfermizo?
what do you mean?
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Old April 04, 2009, 10:54 AM
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He means
sick: enfermo
sickly: enfermizo
and Yes.
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Old April 04, 2009, 06:19 PM
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I tougth enfermizo could you write it like that: you`re illness: tu estas enfermizo: well , I think so ^_ ^
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I tougth enfermizo could you write it like that: you`re illness: tu estas enfermizo: well , I think so ^_ ^
You could say:
You're ill.
Illness is a noun. Ill is the adjective.
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He means
sick: enfermo
sickly: enfermizo
and Yes.
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oh ok. thank you
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I'm a person very sickly, I don't know why?
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