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

Translation of pain in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 uncountable or countable (physical) she was in great pain
    estaba muy dolorida or ( (Latin America) tb) adolorida
    sentía mucho dolor
    I'm in constant pain
    siento dolor permanentemente
    to cry out in o with pain
    gritar de dolor
    to ease the pain
    calmar el dolor
    I've got a pain in my leg
    me duele la pierna
    stomach/chest pains
    dolores (masculine plural) de estómago/de pecho
    to be a pain in the neck o (American English) [vulgar] ass o (British English) [vulgar] arse
    ser un pesado
    ser insoportable
    ser un coñazo (Spain) [vulgar]
    to be feeling no pain (American English) [colloquial]
    estar como una cuba [colloquial]
    estar bien pedo (Mexico) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Patients and their physicians are familiar with acute pain or pain caused by injury.
    • Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal illness of wide-spread pain and profound fatigue.
    • She is recovering at home from her injuries but still suffers pain when lifted, according to her family.
    1.2 uncountable (mental) the divorce caused me a lot of pain
    sufrí mucho con el divorcio
    it takes the pain out of accounting
    hace más fácil la contabilidad
    Example sentences
    • The Special Adjudicator was right to consider whether it amounted to severe mental pain and suffering.
    • Of that sum £135,000 was in respect of pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
    • It was also to remember her journey through pain, sorrow, loss and deprivation.
    1.3on pain of something/-ing (as preposition)
    bajo or so pena de algo/+ infinitive
  • 2
    also: pains plural
    (effort) that's all you get for your pains
    así te pagan la molestia
    she was at great pains to dissociate herself from …
    trató por todos los medios de dejar bien en claro que no tenía nada que ver con …
    I took considerable pains to explain it to them
    puse mucho esmero or me esforcé mucho en explicárselo

transitive verb

  • it pains me to see that …
    me duele or me apena or me da pena ver que …
    Example sentences
    • He was almost physically pained by rigid doctrinal systems, and mildly revolted by the idea of discipleship.
    • It physically pains me to give away the money which makes me feel comfortable and stable in this life.
    • Lain's eyes completely washed over with emotions and for some reason it pained her physically for she had never ever felt any kind of emotions but anger.

intransitive verb

  • (esp (American English) )my finger's/head's paining
    me duele el dedo/la cabeza
    Example sentences
    • His head spun and his body pained in various areas until he was forced to lie once again and sit up with a slower pace.
    • I moved slowly, feeling soft fabric around me, though my body pained me.
    • I wanted to see it so much my chest ached and pained with the frustration.

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