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    How to talk about blood?

    Hey there.

    I'd like to ask teachers to briefly explain how we can talk about blood in English.

    I need some expressions and words about it which are available in every language.

    For instance, I know we can say "he sheds blood"!

    I hope you can understand what I want.

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: How to talk about blood?


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    Re: How to talk about blood?

    Thanks anyways for this one, but I need clearer explanation.

    These stuff are just idioms, not the expressions which we can use while talking about blood.

    I should probably be more specific here:

    1- How can I say blood is coming out of a person's body?

    My assumption: Tommy got injured yesterday; blood was coming out of his wound.

    2- How can I say the blood is over and it's not gonna come out anymore?

    My assumption: After a short while, blood ended.

    These two stuff which I've made underlined have a specific word in my language; I was just wondering whether it was the same story in English or not? I know the equivalent things that I used in the sentences above are ridiculous, my apologies beforehand.

    Please tell me the similar expressions and words which are usable for talking about blood, if they cross your mind too.

    Thank you very much teachers...

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    Re: How to talk about blood?

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaEriable View Post
    1- How can I say blood is coming out of a person's body?

    My assumption: Tommy got injured yesterday; blood was coming out of his wound.

    2- How can I say the blood is over and it's not gonna come out anymore?

    My assumption: After a short while, blood ended.
    Take a look at these examples. I think first two ones are just what you need:
    1- I scrapped my knee and it's bleeding.
    2- He was bleeding from a wound in his shoulder.
    3- The victim was dumped by a roadside, bleeding profusely (or heavily)
    4- She would have bled to death if we hadn't found her.
    (These four examples are taken from "Macmillan dictionary for advanced students")


    For your second sentence I suggest:
    "It stopped bleeding after a short while."

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    Re: How to talk about blood?

    3PASGOZARAM! :d

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    Re: How to talk about blood?

    1- How can I say blood is coming out of a person's body?
    My assumption: Tommy got injured yesterday; blood was coming out of his wound.
    2- How can I say the blood is over and it's not gonna come out anymore?
    My assumption: After a short while, blood ended
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    Hi ME. Some suggestions for describing the behaviour of blood.
    "Tommy got injured and the blood was oozing/trickling/seeping/flowing/dripping from his wound". There are many others and of course it depends on how much blood is coming out.
    "After a short while the bleeding stopped", is probably the most common and straightforward.

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    Re: How to talk about blood?

    You guys are being so helpful...

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: How to talk about blood?

    The blood spurted/gushed/poured...

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