Happy New Year! I am excited to share more audio Spanish lessons with you in the upcoming year.
It’s that time of year again. It’s the flu season and there are a lot of upper respiratory infections going around. So in this audio lesson, we are going to learn how to express symptoms of the flu in Spanish. If you are a healthcare provider, you know that the flu causes symptoms of the common cold in addition to a high fever, diffuse body aches, and fatigue.
First, you will hear a clinical dialogue where señora Garcia presents the clinic with a terrible cold. She is quite worried because she is 7 months pregnant and many of the children at the daycare where she works have recently come down with the flu.
Following the clinical dialogue, we will practice expressing those symptoms of the flu that are also caused by the common cold. You’ll learn how to say cold, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough.
Table of Contents
Clinical Dialogue – The Flu in Pregnancy1:30
Symptoms of the Flu and Common Cold3:04
Let’s review señora García’s symptoms, focusing on symptoms typical of the common cold.
Tengo un resfriado terrible.
(I have a terrible cold.)
(I have a cold.)
Tengo moqueo (nasal).
(I have a runny nose.)
Tengo dolor de garganta.
(I heave a sore throat.)
¿Le duele la garganta?
Does your throat hurt?
Me duele al tragar.
(It hurts to swallow.)
A + EL > AL + TRAGAR = upon swallowing
Do you have a cough?
Conjugation of TOSER > TOSO / TOSES / TOSE / TOSEMOS / TOSEN
¿Está tosiendo mucho?
(Are you coughing a lot?)
(I cough a lot.)
(Are you bringing up phlegm?)
It’s a dry cough.
(Es una tos seca.)
la nariz tapada
Tengo la nariz tapada.
(I have a stuffy nose.)
Gracias por escuchar. The lessons offered at docmolly.com are solely for learning Spanish. They are not intended to teach medicine or provide medical advice.
Want to learn more?
Become a Member
Get access to over 200 premium interactive audio Spanish lessons where we review all the key vocabulary, grammar, and phrases from the clinical dialogues and interviews heard in the Medical Spanish Podcast, plus more. In the premium lessons, there is follow-up dialogue to this one, where the doctor explains to señora Garcia that she is not sick from the vaccine but from her exposure to the flu at the daycare where she works. He also explains her diagnosis and treatment plan.
Access the premium series The Flu
More Free Lessons Related to Respiratory Illness and Viral Infections
- Chikungunya and Zika: Patient Interviews in Spanish
- Viral Gastroenteritis in Spanish
- Fever and a Rash: A Call to the Clinic in Spanish
Take classes from Ángel!
For this clinical dialogue, I am joined by online Spanish teacher Angel Bahena, who has just completed his training as an ICU nurse. ¡Felicitaciones Ángel! Angel provides one on one lessons over Skype. You can email Ángel to find out more.
Have a question?
You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment under this post.