le duele

le duele(
leh
 
dweh
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leh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (it causes him, her, or it pain; third person singular)
a. it hurts
Fabricio tiene problemas con su pierna. Le duele y no puede caminar bien.Fabricio has problems with his leg. It hurts and he can't walk properly.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lucía dice que le duele la cabeza y que necesita tomar un descanso.Lucia says she has a headache and needs to take a break.
A mi hermano le duele el brazo y no puede jugar al tenis hoy.My brother has a sore arm and can't play tennis today.
2. (it grieves him or her; third person singular)
a. he's hurt (masculine)
Federico dijo que le duele que le hayas mentido.Federico said he's hurt that you lied to him.
b. she's hurt (feminine)
¡Pobre Anita! Le duele que no la hayan invitado a la fiesta.Poor Anita! She's hurt that she wasn't invited to the party.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(it causes you pain; second person singular)
a. it hurts
Así que tiene problemas con la muñeca. ¿Sabe por qué le duele?So you're having problems with your wrist. Do you know why it hurts?
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(it grieves you; second person singular)
a. it hurts
Me imagino que le duele que su hija no venga a visitarlo.I imagine it hurts that your daughter doesn't come to visit you.
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