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In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn how to describe pain in Spanish and exactly where you are feeling pain in your body with sentences such as: “Me duele la cabeza” (My head hurts) and “Tengo dolor de cabeza” (I have a headache). In the previous Spanish video lesson we looked at useful vocabulary related to the parts of the body in Spanish and I recommend that you review that lesson before proceeding. Now we have a series of four Spanish video lessons about how to manage in Spanish at the doctor’s. This is really important for anyone travelling to Spain or Latin America. You never know when you might fall ill and need to describe the pain you are feeling in certain parts of the body. It is vital to learn and remember lots of Spanish vocabulary as well as Spanish grammar and Spanish expressions. You cannot get by with only grammar for example and neither can you get by with only vocabulary. You should try to learn a wide range of key words and structures that you can then apply to any situation you find yourself in.

Lesson notes:

Me duele: It hurts
Me duelen: They hurt
Me duele la cabeza: My head hurts
Me duelen los pies: My feet hurt
Me duele mucho la cabeza: My head hurts a lot
Me duele un poco la cabeza: My head hurts a little
No me duele la cabeza: My head doesn´t hurt
Dolor de cabeza: Headache
Dolor de garganta: Sore throat
Dolor de oídos: Earache
Dolor de espalda: Backache
Tengo dolor de cabeza: I have a headache

Activity:

Translate the following…

I have a sore throat
My fingers hurt
Have you got earache?
My arm hurts
I haven´t got backache

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Dedo
Rodilla
Espalda
Ojo
Tripa

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