Do you have a cold or the flu?

If you have a cold (estar resfriado) you will probably have a blocked or stuffy nose (congestión nasal), a headache (dolor de cabeza), a sore throat (dolor de garganta) and a cough (tos).

If you have the flu (tener la gripe), apart from these symptoms, you will have a temperature (fiebre), your muscles will ache (dolor muscular) and you will feel exhausted (estar agotado) and your family doctor will probably sign you off work (darte la baja por enfermedad).

If you want to revise more vocabulary related to health and illnesses, you can also look at That’s English! Module 6, Unit nº1 or listen to the podcast At the chemist’s in this app.


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