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  5. "He oído que está enfermo."

"He oído que está enfermo."

Translation:I have heard that he is sick.

April 7, 2013



Why is it incorrect to translate as "she" here?

July 17, 2013


Just had the same question. I think it has to be "he", because "enfermo" is the masculinum ending. For the femininum form the correct inflection would be: "enferma"

July 18, 2013


Ah, that explains it! I keep forgetting that you have to match the masculine and fem. Ok. I get it now. Hmmm. Note to my brain: please start remembering this!

August 16, 2014


also You= usted. I have heard you are sick

December 28, 2014


What's the difference between "mala" and "enferma"? I have heard someone said that "enferma" means "sick" as in "socially disgusting". Is this true?

December 1, 2013


Hola Huysan: In the GRAN DICCIONARIO OXFORD, there are about 50 uses for the word "malo" so it is difficult to zero in on any one definition, but, yes, one of the definitions is "sick" or "ill", especially used in Mexico. And, yes, another one is "horrible" or "nasty" or "mean" or "evil". CHAU

December 1, 2013


Gracias Lisa!

December 2, 2013


Why does oido have to have the accent? Es grave, no?

July 23, 2015


Hi Cynthia, I was wondering the same thing so I looked it up....

When "u" or "i" is paired with another vowel, they form a diphthong. Accent mark is used to indicate an exception to this - when "u" or "i" should be considered as a separate vowel and syllable.

example: policía; oído; actúo; grúa

October 16, 2015


Should this be he oído DE QUE está enfermo? Or are they both acceptable?

April 7, 2013


Hola Amigo MrTyberian: There is no need for the "de".

October 20, 2013


i thought it was he/she/it

June 24, 2016


Esta can be he/she/it. The masculine ending of enfermo, as opposed to the feminine ending enferma, narrows esta down to either he or it.

October 29, 2016


Is a sentence like this normal? I expected to see a subject pronoun, but I see the conjugation of estar provides some information.

April 13, 2018


How did "he" get expressed?

May 2, 2018


I had the same question, but, from the other comments, I believe I have figured it out. It is expressed in the word "está" which means either "he is" or "she is" or "it is." In this sentence, it has to be "he is" because, as already pointed out by others, the word "enfermo" tells you that the subject is masculine. It can't be " it is" because you wouldn't say "it is sick."

August 22, 2018


Why is "she " not also accepted?

October 29, 2018
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