When someone is not feeling well you can ask the following questions:
"What's the matter?"
"How do you feel?"
You can reply in different ways depending on the illness, in general you
"I don't feel well."
"I feel sick."
"I've got a cold / flu / fever /hangover."
"I hurt myself."
is a verb which is used to describe pain.
"My leg hurts a lot. I hurt it yesterday while playing soccer with my friends."
If you have aches
or pains you may use the noun
stomachache, toothache, backache, earache, headache.
For example you can say :
"I've got a terrible stomachache because I ate too much ice-cream." or "I’ve got a painful headache because I spent the whole day on the computer."
On the other hand other common physical
injuries can be expressed using
Bruise - "I've got a big bruise on my leg because I bumped it on the car door."
Cut - "John cut his finger yesterday evening while cooking."
Burn - "Peter has a serious burn on the back of his shoulder."
Twist - "I twisted my ankle yesterday at the soccer game."
Notice that all of the above can be used both
as a Verb or Noun.
- Simple Past: uso e formazione (apre una nuova finestra)
- Simple Past: interrogativa e negativa (apre una nuova finestra)