sick vs ill

In this lesson, you are going to learn the difference between ‘sick’ and ‘ill’ and the idiom under the weather.

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Sick vs Ill

In the example I gave, I said the following:

“At the weekend, I didn’t sleep as much as usual. And this meant that I started to feel a little bit sick. So, I was fighting something off, but now, I’m feeling a little bit under the weather.”

To feel under the weather means to feel sick. In most cases, it’s used to say that you feel a little sick.

To fight something off means that your body is stopping you from getting sick. But… you usually feel low on energy and feel tired when this happens.

To be Sick and ill both mean to feel unwell. We can also use sick as a verb – this means to vomit.

What to Do Now:

Answer the following question: What’s something you can drink/take when you are starting to get sick?

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1 reply
  1. Amr A. Wady
    Amr A. Wady says:

    Well, when you feel sick, like get the flu, you can drink fresh lemon, make a lemon. But I have a question here, what does sick mean here; “You are really sick”. 🙂

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