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"התרופה לא מתאימה לחולי לב."

Translation:The medication is not suitable for heart patients.

July 7, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelRut778256

what is the difference between רפואה and תרופה?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tamirsa

Welll, medicine as the science of curing patients is רפואה, while medicine as the tool to cure illnesses is תרופה


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelRut778256

which would be medicine that you take in the morning?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dov360473

One, רפואה, is medicine, the other, תרופה, is medication.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tamirsa

Can't I say: "The medicine does not fit heart patients"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scott822635

Yes. You should also be able to say "appropriate." But they didn't accept that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francisco834932

Scott822635, I disagree about "fit". While one could figure out what was meant by "The medicine does not fit heart patients", no native speaker would ever say that. They'd use "isn't suitable for" or "isn't appropriate for" or even "is contraindicated for" (this last one is what the doc would say).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dov360473

I think you could also translate this as "The medication is not suitable for the heart-sick." The word "patient" isn't really there in the Hebrew. The English term "heart-sick", however, means "despondent, typically from grief or loss of love".

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