"pain" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

1. dolor (m) (physical); sufrimiento (m) pena (f) (mental)
  • to cause somebody pain -> dolerle a alguien; (physical) afligir or hacer sufrir a alguien (mental)
  • to be in pain -> estar sufriendo
  • I have a pain in my leg -> me duele una pierna
2. (trouble)
  • to take pains to do something, to be at great pains to do something -> tomarse muchas molestias para hacer algo
  • for my pains -> por mi esfuerzo
3. (Formal)
  • on pain of death -> so pena de muerte
4. (idioms) (familiar)
  • he's a pain (in the neck) -> es un plomazo or pelmazo or sangrón (español de México)
  • it's a pain in the (vulgar) ->
  • arse ->
  • ass -> es (británicoor Estados Unidos) un coñazo or (español de España) una chingadera or (español de México) un embole (RP)
  • cooking can be a pain (familiar) -> a veces resulta una lata cocinar
verbo transitivo
5. afligir, hacer sufrir

pain [pein]
1. (Medicina)
2. Acongojar, causar una pena, un daño moral, angustiar, afligir, inquietar, doler.
  • My eye pains me -> me duele el ojo
  • You pain me! -> ¡me das lástima
1. Pena, castigo.
  • On pain of death -> bajo pena de muerte
2. Pena, dolor, tormento, trabajo.
3. Inquietud, pesadumbre, sentimiento.
  • Pains -> pl
  • A pain in the knee -> un dolor de rodilla
  • To be in estar con mucho cuidado, estar inquieto; doler, padecer. To be in pain all over -> dolerle a uno todo el cuerpo
  • To feel sentir dolor. Where do you feel pain? -> ¿dónde le duele a Ud
  • To be at the pains of -> tomarse el trabajo de, poner cuidado, aplicarse, cuidar
  • To take great pains -> afanarse, empeñarse, esmerarse en algo
  • No gains without pains -> no hay ganancia sin trabajo
  • It gives pain to see -> duele verlo
(a) trabajo, incomodidad, fatiga (effort). (b) Ansiedad, inquietud, solicitud. (c) Dolores de parto.?

pain [peɪn]
1 (physical) dolor (m)
she winced with pain hizo una mueca de dolor; where is the pain? ¿dónde le duele?
to help ease the pain/, heat can be applied to the area with a hot water bottle/
in order to ease the pain para aliviar el dolor
I felt a sharp pain in my lower back /the illness began with/ a nagging pain I suffer from the usual aches and pains of old age
back/chest/muscle pain dolor (m) de espalda/pecho/músculos
if you suffer from frequent back pain to cause pain the pain is usually caused by a strained muscle to [cry out] in pain he was crying out in pain as the rescuers lifted the girders off his legs
I have a pain in my leg me duele la pierna
to be in pain sufrir dolor(es); tener dolor(es); I was in excruciating pain sufría or tenía unos dolores horribles
he is in constant pain to be in [great] pain
no pain, no gain el que algo quiere, algo le cuesta
`No pain, no gain' was his motto as the outfits got more agonising to wear If the cliche `no pain, no gain' has any validity, then China's dream is well on the way to realisation, for discomfort and monomania permeate all aspects of the players' lives
2 (mental) dolor (m)
grey eyes that seemed filled with pain this helpful guide takes the pain out of the daunting process of selling your house to [cause] pain
his harsh words caused her much pain sus duras palabras le causaron mucho dolor or la hicieron sufrir mucho
I would never wish to cause him any pain Briggs said to release the tapes would cause the bereaved families more pain the break-up of a relationship inevitably causes a great deal of emotional pain
3 (nuisance)
to be a pain [+person] ser un pesado (informal); [+situation] ser una lata (informal); ser un rollo (informal)
he's a real pain es un verdadero pesado (informal); don't be such a pain! ¡no fastidies! (informal); ¡no seas tan pesada! (informal)
she's a pain, that girl is! it's a pain having to do that the car isn't mended yet, which is a pain
what a pain! ¡qué lata! (informal); ¡qué rollo! (informal); he's a pain in the arse or ass (US) es un coñazo (very_informal); he's a pain in the neck es insoportable
4 pains (efforts)
to be at pains to do sth esforzarse al máximo por hacer algo; intentar por todos los medios hacer algo
the company was at pains to point out that there was no danger to customers some committee members were at pains to distance themselves from the chairman's position he was at pains to be reasonable the authors were at pains to point out that such diseases are compartively rare he was at pains to stress that the policy was not in doubt Mobil is at pains to point out that the chances of an explosion at the site are remote
for my pains después de todos mis esfuerzos
all he got for his pains was a bullet in the head a cup of tea was all I got for my pains all Corfield got for his pains was a bullet in the head the Professor lavished his learning on the young visitor but gained little gratitude for his pains to [go] to great pains to do sth everyone went to great pains not to let her know that her aunt had died until after her exams to take pains over with sth
to take pains to do sth poner especial cuidado en hacer algo
he took infinite pains with his job se esmeraba or se esforzaba muchísimo en su trabajo; I had taken great pains with my appearance me había esmerado or esforzado mucho con mi apariencia
they took pains to stress that no military action was being planned she tooks great pains to conceal this from her parents
5 (penalty)
on or under pain of sth bajo pena de algo; so pena de algo
we were forbidden, under pain of imprisonment, to use our native language they were ordered not to cross the border, on pain of death they forbade the practice of our religion upon pain of imprisonment
(mentally) doler; hacer sufrir
this public acknowledgment of Ted's disability pained my mother
it pains me to think of you struggling all alone me duele pensar que estás luchando sola; pensar que estás luchando sola me hace sufrir; it pains me to tell you me duele decírtelo; it pained him that his father talked like that le dolía que su padre hablara así
pain clinic (n) unidad (f) del dolor
your doctor may be able to refer you to a specialized pain clinic
pain relief (n) alivio (m) contra el dolor
the drug gives only short-term pain relief they use only natural methods of pain relief in childbirth
pain threshold (n) resistencia (f) al dolor
how the disease affects you depends on your individual pain threshold trips to the dentist are a nightmare for me - I have such a low pain threshold

Verb Conjugations for "pain" (go to el dolor; la pena)


I pain I pained I will pain
you pain you pained you will pain
he/she pains he/she pained he/she will pain
we pain we pained we will pain
you pain you pained you will pain
they pain they pained they will pain
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