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10.3: El verbo ¨doler¨

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    la cabeza head los hombros shoulders
    los ojos eyes los brazos arms
    la nariz nose las manos hands
    la boca mouth los dedos fingers
    las orejas ears (used more to refer to the outer part) las piernas legs
    el oído ears (used more to refer to the inner part) los tobillos ankles
    el seno maxilar sinuses los dedos de pie toes
    la garganta throat el estómago stomach
    el pecho chest    
    los pulmones lungs    

    Using the verb ¨doler¨ to tell about what causes us pain.

    The verb ¨doler¨ is a stem-changing verb o--->ue. When using it to talk about what body partes hurt us, we will only use the 3rd person singular or 3rd person plural. It functions like the verb ¨gustar.¨

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    ¿Qué te duele?

    Me duele la garganta.

    ¿Qué te duele?

    Me duelen los ojos. 

    What are the subjects of the above sentences? Notice that the body part is the subject. It is causing the person pain. Also notice that while in English we use the possessive adjective, in Spanish we do not. Instead, we use the indirect object pronoun for the person who is receiving the pain signals. If you need a review of using the verb ¨gustar¨ with indirect object pronouns, refer to this page

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