I hope you don’t need to use it, but you’ll also learn how to say I’m sick in French – just in case!
Just as everything else in French, body parts are either feminine or masculine, which affects how you would describe them! Look at the following gender clues in both singular and plural forms.
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When a word begins with “Le”, it means it falls into the masculine group of words, and when it begins with “La”, it’s feminine. Also, if the word is a plural then it begins with "Les", no matter whether it is referring to a male or female gender word.
When describing physical pain, its useful to know a few expressions that might get you some help when you need it!
Pain or Ache
J'ai mal à la tête
I have a headache
J'ai mal au dos
I have backache
J'ai mal au ventre
I have a stomach ache
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