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"Back pain" is a phrase which is often translated as "dolor de espalda", and "backache" is a noun which is often translated as "el dolor de espalda". Learn more about the difference between "back pain" and "backache" below.
back pain(
bahk
 
peyn
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. dolor de espalda
The patient complained of back pain and stiffness.El paciente se quejaba de dolor de espalda y agarrotamiento.
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backache(
bahk
-
eyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. el dolor de espalda
(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).
The patient said she had suffered a backache for over a week.La paciente dijo que había tenido dolor de espalda desde hacía una semana.
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