The Chinese word 疼 means “painful” or “sore”. It can be used to describe physical pain in various parts of the body, such as a headache or a stomachache. It can also be used to describe emotional pain, such as the feeling of missing someone or the pain of a breakup. In addition, 疼 can be used as an adjective to describe something that is cherished or loved, such as a favorite possession or a beloved family member.
Verb: to ache, to hurt
|我的头很疼||wǒ de tóu hěn téng||My head hurts a lot|
|他的手臂疼得厉害||tā de shǒubì téng de lìhài||His arm hurts badly|
|她的牙齿疼了一整天||tā de yáchǐ téng le yī zhěng tiān||Her teeth have been hurting all day|
|我的背疼得不能弯腰||wǒ de bèi téng de bù néng wān yāo||My back hurts so much that I can’t bend over|
|她的脚疼得走不动路||tā de jiǎo téng de zǒu bù dòng lù||Her feet hurt so much that she can’t walk|
|我的肚子疼得像是要爆炸了||wǒ de dùzi téng de xiàng shì yào bàozhà le||My stomach hurts so much that it feels like it’s going to explode|
|他的眼睛疼得流泪了||tā de yǎnjīng téng de liúlèi le||His eyes hurt so much that they’re watering|
|她的腰疼得弯不下来||tā de yāo téng de wān bù xiàlái||Her waist hurts so much that she can’t bend down|
疼 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.