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A little help! For Spanish-speaking teachers



Rainbow_02
Argentina

A little help! For Spanish-speaking teachers
 
Talking about illnesses.. What would be the verb "contagiar"?

I Know I can say: I catch/caught an illness or we say that "an illness has spread", for example...
 
But if I want to say I had a bad cold (y se lo contagié, a él/ella)??? What would be the right expression to use?

Thanks!


 

26 Jan 2012      



coyote.chus
Spain

infect, transmit, spread, pass on

26 Jan 2012     



hatooom
Tunisia

normally they say to contract a disease
to get an illness
ex:Two-thirds of the adult population there has contracted AIDS.

26 Jan 2012     



yanogator
United States

I had a bad cold and he/she caught it.
 
I had a bad cold and it spread to him/her.
 
I had a bad cold and passed it on to him/her.
 
Bruce

26 Jan 2012     



libertybelle
United States

If you ´ve got something "catchy" you are contagious or you ´ve got something that is contagious.

27 Jan 2012     



Rainbow_02
Argentina

I think Bruce has given me the expression I was looking for! ;)

Thanks to all anyway!! :)

Vale.-

27 Jan 2012     



moravc
Czech Republic

"I had a bad cold and he/she caught it." sounds correct  and easy to remember phrase. Thank you Bruce!

(to catch is a high frequency verb and there is no need to use prepositions in this sentence (prepositions are not easy to remember because they vary among languages)

27 Jan 2012     



aliciapc
Uruguay

Bruce ´s " I passed it on to him/her " is the best one ...

27 Jan 2012     



manuelanunes3
Portugal

Hi Smile
 
Could we say: I caught it from him/her?
 
Just a question ...

27 Jan 2012