Forms of Doler  

Spanish Grammar Reflexive Verbs Doler - to hurt

The verb doler (to hurt) is similar to the verb "gustar". It is always accompanied by (IOP) indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, nos, os, les).

When you hurt you use the phrase: me duele (singular) or me duelen (plural).

Sentences using doler in the present tense

Me duele el cuello.
My neck hurts.

Te duelen mucho las muelas.
Your teeth hurt a lot.

Let's review other examples:
Me duele el estómago.
My stomach hurts.

Les duelen las piernas.
Their legs hurt.

Sometimes, we use the preposition a to reinforce the subject, as in the following pattern:

A + subject + IOP + verb doler

A Ben le duelen los pies.
(To Ben) Ben's feet hurt.

A mí me duele la garganta.
My throat hurts.

A nosotros nos duelen los pies.
Our feet hurt.

Present tense sentences with duele
Present tense sentences with duelen

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