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Pronunciation: /eɪl/

Translation of ail in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [archaic] aquejar [formal] what ails you? [archaic] ¿qué tienes?, ¿qué te sucede?
    Example sentences
    • A doctor who specializes in sports medicine, however, would give you an answer more tailored to your fitness level and whatever ails you.
    • Her back is strong, so you can go to her to shoulder the angst of whatever ails you.
    • Coffee has been a comfort, an instigator, and a cure for whatever ails you for hundreds of years.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • no andar* bien, estar* enfermo he's been ailing for a long time hace tiempo que no anda bien

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