Pain Expressions for Nurses

Words and Expressions for Expressing What Hurts:

¿Qué le duele? = What hurts?

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¿Le duele? = Does it hurt?

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Dónde le duele? = Where does it hurt?

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¿Qué molestias tiene? = What is the problem?/What’s wrong?

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¿Cómo se siente? = How do you feel?

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Me duele (one body part). = It (body part) hurts.

Example: Me duele la cabeza. = My head hurts.

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Me duelen (plural body parts) = My (body parts) hurt.

Example: Me duelen los rodillas. = My knees hurt.

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Aquí = Here

Example: Me duele aquí. = It hurts here.

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Me siento mal. = I feel bad.

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No se preocupe = Don’t worry.

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Todo está bien = Everything is OK.

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la torcedura = twist or sprain

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el desgarre = torn ligament or pulled muscle

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hueso roto = broken bone