German to English Beschwerde

Dictionary entry: Beschwerde
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Claire Stevens

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Regarding medicine and health, 'Bescwerde' needs to be translated as 'complaint', not 'grievance'. E.g. you would say: 'He was in poor health and suffered from various health/medical complaints, such as asthma and bronchitis'.
If you said, 'he had various health/medical grievances' that would imply he had a grievance or complaint against the medical establishment, ie was unhappy/aggrieved with his doctors/ treatment/health system. The English word 'complaint' is tricky in this context.
 
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