Translation of ache in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /eɪk/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (give pain) [tooth/ear/leg] doler* my back/head aches me duele la espalda/la cabeza my legs/feet ache me duelen las piernas/los pies these statistics make my head ache estas estadísticas me dan dolor de cabeza I'm aching all over me duele todo el cuerpo it makes my heart ache me da muchísima pena
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    • But by now I was bed-bound, unable to think straight, aching continually with what appeared to be a consistent low-grade flu.
    • He was sore and ached, but his leg suffered no real damage.
    • She was aching with pain and felt weak, helpless, frightened and much worse than any of those combined: hopeless.
    (aching present participle/participio presente)
    [shoulders/muscles] dolorido with an aching heart con gran dolor de corazón her departure left an aching void in his life su partida dejó un doloroso vacío en su vida
  • 2 (yearn) to ache to + infinitive/infinitivo ansiar* + infinitive/infinitivo to ache for sth suspirar por algo
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    • Lydia's fists curled and tightened, aching with the desire to smash his face in.
    • So he had forced himself to leave, though he had been almost aching with desire.
    • A newly orphaned high school boy aches with desire for the savage attentions of the class bully.


  • dolor (masculine) ([ sordo y continuo ]) aches and pains achaques (masculine plural) with an ache in his heart con gran dolor de corazón

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