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"Dolorido" is an adjective which is often translated as "sore", and "doloroso" is an adjective which is often translated as "painful". Learn more about the difference between "dolorido" and "doloroso" below.
dolorido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicina)
a. sore (part of body)
No puedo tocar el violín. Tengo la muñeca dolorida.I can't play violin. I have a sore wrist.
b. in pain (person)
Las personas que sufren dolor crónico viven doloridas todo el tiempo.People who suffer chronic pain live in pain all of the time.
2. (distressed)
a. hurt
Hernán está dolorido porque su hijo no lo deja ver a sus nietos.Hernan is hurt because his son doesn't let him see his grandchildren.
b. upset
Después de que su novio cortó con ella, Patricia quedó muy dolorida.After his boyfriend broke up with her, Patricia is pretty upset.
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doloroso(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (causing physical pain)
a. painful
La gota es una enfermedad extremadamente dolorosa.Gout is an extremely painful illness.
2. (traumatic)
a. painful
Perderlo todo en el incendio fue una experiencia muy dolorosa.Losing everything in the fire was a very painful experience.
b. distressing (scenes or separation)
Fuimos testigo de escenas muy dolorosas protagonizadas por las familias de las víctimas.We witnessed very distressing scenes involving the victims' families.
c. upsetting (scenes or separation)
Nuestro divorcio fue muy doloroso, especialmente para nuestros hijos.Our divorce was very upsetting, especially for our children.
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