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me tengo que operar

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by cat-can, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. cat-can Senior Member

    vancouver
    CATALONIA, catalan and spanish
    Hi, how would you translate that into English? I found: I have to undergo surgery.
    Does it sound too formal? Is there any other more casual way?
     
  2. karoshi Senior Member

    Hermosillo
    Mexican, Spanish
    I'm going to get a surgery/I have to get a surgery
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  3. stretch Senior Member

    "I have to have surgery."

    "I'm going to get a surgery" no se oye muy natural. Tampoco está la frase "going to" en el texto original. Espero que esto le sirva.
    :)
     
  4. cat-can Senior Member

    vancouver
    CATALONIA, catalan and spanish
    What about: I have to get surgere done in my eyes
     
  5. stretch Senior Member

    Sí, o mejor "I have to have surgery on my eyes."
     
  6. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Since you're in North America, you might say "I have to have an operation", or "I have to be/get operated on".
    "I have to undergo surgery" is quite correct but also, as you note, very formal.
    saludos
     
  7. todasana

    todasana Senior Member

    Spain
    Spanish - Spain
    Según yo: I have to have a surgery
     
  8. stretch Senior Member

    "Operation" is also correct, as AZ has noted.
    Toda--your suggestion would be correct and understood, but as a minor detail, I would drop the "a" and make it "I have to have surgery." This sounds more natural, as a native speaker. Or if you like "a," it sounds better with "operation"(as "an"): "I have to have an operation."
    :)
     
  9. todasana

    todasana Senior Member

    Spain
    Spanish - Spain
    Sorry, I forgot to add (xxx) after the a!
     
  10. tandelol Senior Member

    USA - English
    Yo diria:

    I have to have surgery.

    I have to have surgery done on my eyes.
    or:
    I have to have eye surgery.
    or:
    I have to have surgery performed on my eyes. (For some reason, this one might be more likely in past tense, like: "I needed to have surgery performed on my eyes.")
     

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