Translation of "ail" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /eɪl/ us /eɪl/

formal to cause difficulty and problems for someone or something

The government seems to have no understanding of what ails the country.

old-fashioned to be ill, or to cause to be ill

no andar bien, estar enfermo
She had been ailing for years before she died.

(Translation of “ail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /eil/

(old-fashioned) to be ill

sufrir una dolencia
The old lady has been ailing for some time.

(formal) to trouble

Is tax reform a cure for what ails our economy?
ailing adjective

(formal) ill or weak

his ailing grandmother
Britain’s ailing public transport system.
ailment noun

an illness, usually not serious or dangerous

dolencia, achaque
Children often have minor ailments.

(Translation of “ail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)