Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Spanish

In this quick audio lesson, you will learn how to explain Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Spanish. In our Spanish for Prenatal Care premium lessons, we counsel a patient to avoid alcohol, tobacco and other toxins in pregnancy. Furthermore, we explain in Spanish why this is important. What follows is an excerpt from one of these lessons. First, you will learn how to say Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Spanish. Then, after reviewing the key vocabulary, we will list the characteristics of these disorders.

Table of Contents

  • 0:56 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 
  • 1:50 Vocabulary
  • 2:41 Explanation in Spanish

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Spanish

0:56

Los trastornos del espectro alcólico fetal

Breaking it down…

los transtornos
disorders

el espectro
spectrum

alcólico fetal
fetal alcohol (to describe “el espectro”)

Explanation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Spanish

Este tipo de trastornos puede causar discapacidades intelectuales, discapacidades del desarrollo, problemas de conducta, rasgos faciales anormales, trastornos del corazón, de los riñones, de los huesos y de los oídos.

Before listing the characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, let’s review the vocabulary.

Vocabulary

1:50

la discapacidad
disability

el desarrollo
development

la conducta
behavior

los rasgos
features

anormal
abnormal

Interpret

Now let’s list the characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Spanish.

2:41

Este tipo de trastornos puede causar…
This type of disorders can cause…

discapacidades intelectuales,
intellectual disabilities,

discapacidades del desarrollo,
developmental disabilities,

problemas de conducta,
behavioral problems,

rasgos faciales anormales,
abnormal facial features,

trastornos del corazón, de los riñones, de los huesos y de los oídos.
disorders of the heart, of the kidneys, of the bone and of the ears.


Gracias por escuchar

Special Thanks

…to Elizabeth Cortez, my Spanish teacher at the San Pedro Spanish School, who provided most of the Spanish for this audio lesson. We based these lessons covering prenatal care on recommendations in Spanish from the NIH website.

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