Saturday, March 22, 2014

Medical Spanish - Entry 1

Medical Spanish's word of the day is "el conocimiento," meaning consciousness.  To ask, "did you lose consciousness," one would ask, "Perdio usted el conocimiento?" [sic] (I left out the accents.)

I've never heard that used.  It's the first time I've come across a phrase on medical Spanish's page that I did not previously know and will have use for. 

It makes sense.  I think of conocimiento as meaning knowing - not knowledge, really - but being familiar with.  So if I think of it in terms of if you've lost the ability to know - that makes sense.

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