How would you describe your body in Spanish?

You may be surprised by how we commonly describe states of the body in Spanish.  This audio lesson is based on material covered in our History and Exam Course. This course covers essential vocabulary and phrases for a complete history and exam in Spanish. 

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The State of the Body

Tener + la parte del cuerpo + adjetivo


Tengo los pies hinchados.
(My feet are swollen.)

Tengo los ojos llorosos.
(My eyes are watery.)

¿Tiene la nariz tapada?
(Is your nose stuffed up?)

¿Tiene los tobillos hinchados?
(Are your ankles swollen?)

Tengo los ganglios hinchados.
(My lymph nodes are swollen.)

¿Tiene la piel reseca?
(Is your skin dry?)

Tengo los nudillos inflamados.
(My knuckles are inflamed.)

Sentir + la parte del cuerpo + el adjetivo


¿Siente los pies adormecidos?
(Do your feet feel numb?)

¿Siente los músculos (a)doloridos?
(Do your muscles feel sore?)

¿Siente la rodilla tiesa?
(Does your knee feel stiff?)

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