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British English: /ˈpeɪnfʊl/
, /ˈpeɪnf(ə)l/
American English: /ˈpeɪnfəl/

Translation of painful in German:


  • 1 (causing pain)
    schmerzhaft (Krankheit, Operation, Wunde)
    be/become painful (Körperteil)
    wehtun od. schmerzen/anfangen, wehzutun
    the glare was painful to the eyes
    das grelle Licht tat in den Augen weh
    suffer from a painful shoulder
    Schmerzen in der Schulter haben
  • 2 (distressing)
    schmerzlich (Gedanke, Erinnerung)
    traurig (Pflicht)
    it was painful to watch him
    es tat weh, ihm zuzusehen
  • 3
    (troublesome) schwierig (Problem)
    (laborious) beschwerlich (Aufstieg)
    make only painful progress
    nur mühsam weiterkommen
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