Saturday, 27 September 2014

When Will They Sign You Off To Go Back To Work?

Introduction


This post showcases/ highlights a typical use of the verb dar*.






SCENARIO


Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or a work colleague about you being off work with illness and your impending return to work.

At some point, the other person says: "when will they sign you off to go back to work?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Cuándo te dan de alta?

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Cuándo le dan a usted de alta?


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Answering this question should be straightforward. A time/ date may be sufficient. However, you may use the expression dar de alta to make your answer more informative.


Here are some examples of how you could use that expression:
  • Me dan de alta mañana (they will sign me off to work tomorrow);
  • Me dan de alta pasado mañana (they will sign me off to work the day after tomorrow);
  • Me dan de alta el lunes que viene (they will sign me off to work next Monday);
  • Me dan de alta la semana que viene (they will sign me off to work next week);
  • Me dan de alta el mes que viene (they will sign me off to work next month);
  • Me dan de alta el día cinco del mes que viene (they will sign me off to work on the 5th of next month);
  • Me dan de alta el año que viene (they will sign me off to work next year);


Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Cuándo te dan de alta?

*See uses of verb dar below

*Verb Dar - Typical Uses/ Expressions

Dar alcance a To catch up with someone/ something
Dar apuro To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed
Dar asco To cause nausea/ to make one feel nauseated
Dar calabazas To reject/ to give the brush off
Dar caña To hurry/ to harry/ to speed up
Dar celos To cause jealousy/ to make one feel jealous
Dar clase de To teach a subject
Dar corte To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed
Dar cosa To cause fear/ unease/ discomfort
Dar de alta To discharge/ To give the all clear (medical)
Dar de baja To give leave (medical)
Dar de sí To be elastic/ stretchable
Dar envidia To cause envy/ make one feel envy
Dar ganas de To feel like doing something
Dar lástima To be in a sorry state/ to move someone to feel pity
Dar miedo To cause fear/ to make one feel frightened
Dar pena To cause pity/ sadness
Dar rabia To anger/ to make one mad
Dar vergüenza To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed
Darse cita To meet/ to come together
Darse prisa To hurry up
No dar abasto To be overloaded/ To be unable to cope


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