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pain
British English: /peɪn/
American English: /peɪn/

Translation of pain in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (suffering) to feel pain, to be in pain
    soffrire o avere male
    he's caused me a lot of pain the cramps are causing me a lot of pain
    i crampi mi fanno molto male
    the pain of separation, loss
    il dolore della separazione, perdita
    to feel no pain
    non sentire alcun dolore
    (American English) [figurative] (be drunk)
    non sentire nulla per l'ubriachezza
  • 2 (localized) abdominal, chest pains
    dolori addominali, al petto
    period pains
    dolori mestruali
    I have a pain in my arm
    ho male a o mi fa male un braccio
    where is the pain?
    dove ti fa o hai male?
  • 3 [informal] (annoying person, thing) See examples:she can be a real pain
    sa essere una vera rompiscatole
    he gives me a pain
    mi da fastidio o mi rompe le scatole
    he's a pain in the neck [informal]
    è un rompiscatole
    he's a pain in the arse (British English) [vulgar] o in the ass (American English) [vulgar]
    è un rompicoglioni o rompipalle
    it's a real pain in the arse (British English) [vulgar] o in the ass (American English) [vulgar]
    è una vera rottura (di palle)
  • 4on pain of death, of excommunication
    sotto pena di morte, di scomunica

also: pains plural noun

  • to be at pains to do something
    darsi pena o prendersi la briga di fare qualcosa
    I was at pains to speak very slowly
    mi sono sforzato di parlare lentamente
    to take great pains over o with something
    darsi gran pena per qualcosa
    for my, his etc. pains
    per il mio, suo ecc. disturbo
    he got a black eye for his pains
    in cambio si è pure preso un occhio nero

transitive verb

  • 1 (hurt) See examples:my leg pains me a little
    mi fa un po' male la gamba

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