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health

Pronunciation: /helθ/

Translation of health in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (physical condition) salud (feminine) to be in good/poor health estar* bien/mal de salud he's worried about his health está preocupado por su salud on grounds of ill health por motivos de salud it's good/bad for your health es bueno/malo para la salud the government's policy on health la política sanitaria del gobierno (before noun/delante del nombre) [reasons/problems] de salud; [policy/services] sanitario, de salud pública; [inspector/regulations] de sanidad health authority (in UK) autoridad (feminine) sanitaria health education educación (feminine) sanitaria health hazard riesgo (masculine) or peligro (masculine) para la salud health worker trabajador sanitario, trabajadora sanitaria (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • One of the functions of day services is to maintain people in good mental health and to prevent relapse.
    • My mental health began to deteriorate and by January I was in hospital after an overdose.
    • No set qualifications are needed but applicants must be in good physical health.
    1.2 (freedom from disease) salud (feminine) to drink (to) sb's health brindar por algn, beber a la salud de algn your health! ¡salud!, ¡a tu ( or vuestra etc) salud!
    Example sentences
    • Take one step at a time and walk your way to health with a free, short walk led by a trained volunteer.
    • I hear that they pose health risks to the local population at this time of year.
    • Her concerns include possible health risks to children and the blight on her property.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.