congestionado, con el pecho tomado

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by aniru, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. aniru Member

    argentina, chubut
    Spanish. Argentina
    Hi guys, I was trying to find words or phrases related to the flu, but I need the opinion of a native.
    For example in the following sentence:

    Ella estaba muy congestionada, con un resfrio tan grande que tenia el pecho tomado y los conductos llenos de flema.

    thanx in advance
  2. JB

    JB Senior Member

    Santa Monica, CA, EEUU
    English (AE)
    En otras palabras, ¿qué significa un pecho tomado?
  3. aniru Member

    argentina, chubut
    Spanish. Argentina
    pecho tomado= bronquios y/o pulmones congestionados, el pecho hace ruido cuando respiras.
    en realidad es un modismo, queria saber si hay un equivalente en ingles.
  4. fsabroso

    fsabroso Moderadiólogo

    South Texas
    Perú / Castellano

    Congestionado, contestioned.
    congestion, An excess of fluid in part of the body ie, the lungs.

    Respecto a "pecho tomado", debes de expluicar a que te refieres, ya que cada ruido significa algo y en inglés tiene diferentes nombres, wheezing, rhonchi (bubling, sibilant, sonorous, diffuse,etc.), rales

    The whistling sound made during breathing, caused by obstructions in the respiratory tract. Sibilancia.

    A coarse gurgling sound,indicating narrowing of small airways in the lungs. Ronquera

    Clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds that occur when air moves through fluid-filled airways. Estertor.

  5. pmanzewi Member

    Congested chest comes to mind. I read it on cough syrup labels.
  6. lforestier

    lforestier Senior Member

    San Antonio, TX USA
    Puerto Rico - Spanish/English
    chest congestion
    flema = phlegm, mucus
  7. aniru Member

    argentina, chubut
    Spanish. Argentina
    As regards "pecho tomado" I know very little myself, since it´´s an expression very commonly used in Chile (I´´m argentinian) but I think the term that suits it most is: congested chest.
    thanx a lot. you were very helpful!

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