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Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːspɪtl; ˈhɒspɪtl/

Translation of hospital in Spanish:


  • hospital (masculine), nosocomio (masculine) [formal] to be in the hospital o (British English/inglés británico) in hospital estar* en el hospital, estar* hospitalizado, estar* internado (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Mexico/México) he's going to have to go into the hospital o (British English/inglés británico) into hospital lo van a tener que ingresar, se va a tener que hospitalizar or (in Southern Cone, Mexico also/en Cono Sur, México también) internar (before noun/delante del nombre) [treatment/service] hospitalario hospital administration administración (feminine) hospitalaria hospital doctor médico (masculine and feminine) de hospital hospital management dirección (feminine) hospitalaria hospital nurse enfermera (feminine) de hospital hospital porter camillero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • My doctor has referred me to the eye clinic at the local hospital for surgical treatment.
    • The medical wards of hospitals admit the oldest and sickest people in our community.
    • Neath is a smaller hospital with a busy medical intake but no acute surgical services.

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