Welcome to our second free audio lesson covering Spanish for COPD. In this lesson, you will hear the doctor explain the causes of COPD. In the last dialogue, the patient told us that her father had emphysema. This dialogue begins with the patient asking if she inherited COPD. You will hear the doctor explain the causes of COPD in Spanish and why it is key that she quit smoking.
LEVEL – ADVANCED
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As you listen…0:57
… try to pick out the Spanish phrases for:
- Family history
- Primary cause
- It is key (i.e. it is essential)
- To completely stop smoking
Causes of COPD in Spanish1:34 >>>
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(los) antecedentes familiares
(la) causa principal
(It is key.)
dejar de fumar por completo
(to completely quit smoking)
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We have covered respiratory symptoms, smoking history, and inhaler use in prior lessons.
- The Flu
- Review of Systems – ENT Respiratory and Heart
- Smoking History
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