achaque

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin, possibly from Arabic or a Germanic language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

achaque m (plural achaques)

  1. frequent but minor malaise
  2. a moral or behavioural flaw; a vice
  3. an excuse for doing something; a pretext

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From achacar, from Arabic شكا (šakā, complain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

achaque m (plural achaque)

  1. minor sickness, malady especially a cold
  2. default, failing
  3. subject, issue, topic
  4. (informal) period, menstruation

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

achaque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of achacar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of achacar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of achacar.