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"Aches" is a form of "ache", a noun which is often translated as "el dolor". "Pains" is a form of "pains", a plural noun which is often translated as "la molestia". Learn more about the difference between "aches" and "pains" below.
ache(
eyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (pain)
a. el dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There was an ache in my heart when I thought of my wife so far away.Me dolía el corazón siempre que pensaba en mi esposa tan lejos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to experience pain)
a. el doler
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After walking ten miles, my legs were aching.Tras caminar diez millas, me dolían las piernas.
3. (to yearn)
a. morirse por
I ached to hold and comfort the homeless child.Me moría por abrazarlo y consolar el niño sin hogar.
4. (to long for)
a. ansiar
The soldier was aching for the sight of his homeland.El soldado ansiaba ver su patria.
b. suspirar por
He had ached for her ever since he first set eyes on her.Había suspirado por ella desde el primer momento que la vio.
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pains(
peynz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (efforts)
a. la molestia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Is this how you pay me for my pains?¿Así es como me pagas mis molestias?
pain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (physical discomfort)
a. el dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I don't know what to do about my back pain.No sé qué hacer con mi dolor de espalda.
b. dolerse
I have a pain in my thumb because I jammed it in the door.Me duele el pulgar porque lo machuqué en la puerta.
3. (mental distress)
a. el dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She suffers from the pain of a difficult childhood.Sufre del dolor de una infancia difícil.
b. la pena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Losing the election caused him a lot of pain.Perder la elección le provocó mucha pena.
c. el sufrimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Her schizophrenia brought constant pain to the family until she started taking medication.Su esquizofrenia trajo sufirimiento constante a la familia hasta que empezó a medicarse.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nuisance)
a. el pesado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la pesada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I don't want to visit her because she's a pain.No quiero visitarla porque es una pesada.
b. insoportable
Taking care of the baby can be a pain at times.Cuidar al bebé puede ser insoportable a veces.
c. la lata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It's a pain having to get up two hours before dawn.Es una lata tener que levantarme dos horas antes del amanecer.
d. el rollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm not allowed out until I've finished my homework. What a pain!No me dejan salir hasta que termine toda la tarea. ¡Qué rollo!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to cause suffering)
a. doler
It really pains me to admit it, but he was right.Me duele mucho admitirlo pero él tenía razón.
b. hacer sufrir
It pains me to see how he treats his dog.Me hacer sufrir ver como le trata a su perro.
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