DH06 Hyperlipidemia – Useful Phrases

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  • Are they interchangeable?:
    Aumentar/subir …el nivel, el peso
    Reducir/bajar/disminuir …el nivel, el peso

    Finally, can you use “translate”/traducir for written words and verbal dialogue? I thought interpretar was only for verbal dialogue and traducir only for written words

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    • Hola Nancy,

      Are they interchangeable?:
      Aumentar/subir …el nivel, el peso
      Reducir/bajar/disminuir …el nivel, el peso

      Yes, they are interchangable. However, you usually use the preposition “de” before “peso” when using BAJAR, SUBIR, AUMENTAR. For example, “He subido / aumentado / bajado de peso.”

      Finally, can you use “translate”/traducir for written words and verbal dialogue? I thought interpretar was only for verbal dialogue and traducir only for written words

      You are correct. However, “translate” is often used in Spanish podcasts/audio/video lessons when an interpretation is requested from the listener. (I’m not sure why.) Therefore, I used to use “translate” in our earlier podcasts. I started using “interpret” when I realized this would be a more accurate verb when requesting a verbal interpretation. Thanks for your comments and questions Nancy!

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