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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 381. The title of today's lesson is

  • the difference between ache, sore , and pain. Yeah. So sometimes I get students

  • ask me what's the difference between these three ? So let's take a look at the

  • note here. Let's start with ache. An ache is usually a continuous pain, often

  • connected to a part of the body. All right. so one of the key parts about ache is it's

  • usually continuous. It keeps lasting continuously for some period of time. And

  • it's kind of annoying in that sense. It also is like they said we often

  • associate it directly to a particular body part.

  • So generally aches are mild. Well they're still uncomfortable but you know, you

  • know, you're not rolling over in pain, usually. It's usually kind of bearable

  • but uncomfortable. But there could be some exceptions such as a toothache

  • which could be mild . It could be mild where you can kind of bear and maybe forget

  • about it for a while. But it could also be much more serious. We just can't take

  • it you got to go directly right to the dentist. So it go kind of both ways . Although

  • they tend to be more on the mild side. All right. A

  • common ache is like a stomach ache , Yeah which could be painful for a while. And

  • again it's continuous while it is lasting. A back ache, ear ache

  • headache, tooth ache, muscle ache etc. They are mostly physical, but one could suffer

  • from an emotional heartache. So you can have a heart ache too. Which is emotional.

  • Okay. And we have a couple of examples here. I had a headache which lasted for

  • two hours. So again this is stressing the continuous part. My tooth ache wouldn't

  • go away. It's also stressing the continuous part. So I had to go to a

  • dentist. Good. All right. Let's go right to sore.

  • Now sore is only a physical pain. Yeah. You cannot have a sore heart. We don't

  • say you have a sore heart. You can have a heart ache but not a sore heart. Okay.

  • Sore is also associated with a certain part of the body. Certain parts

  • of the body too. So there is a little bit of a connection

  • to ache in this regard. So but what are common ones we say ? We say you know, a

  • sore throat You could have a sore throat, sore gums, sore muscles, etc. These are

  • some of the most common ones. Sore parts of your body are generally mild

  • and are often due to ... well it could be an injury.

  • Yeah. Like sometimes you know, somebody might stub their toes They might be

  • walking and they hit something on (the Floor. )Ow, Ow ! Oh the foot and ... Yeah. It could be

  • and it could be you know, if it was a more serious injury and it may be sore

  • later on. You know, if it swells up. Okay. Infection or too much exercise. I'll get

  • back to that. Another part about sore is you tend to feel pain mostly when it's

  • touched or moved. All right. Yeah. We have to talk about this. I think like with a

  • sore throat , if you're not talking and you're not swallowing if you just like

  • lie down. You don't feel any pain. But when your throat is touched or moved or

  • something . That's when the you feel the pain. And it's, it's similar to some

  • of the other ones through. With the sore gums. Yeah. If you don't have anything in your

  • mouth or you're not talking where it's open too much you also don't really feel

  • pain. Again when it's touched or moved it's mostly when you feel it. Sore

  • muscles, again if you just lie down you don't move at all , maybe you might not be in

  • too much pain either. Okay, Good. Let's continue. Body parts could also be sore

  • due to an infection. You know , and will usually turn red swollen and be inflamed.

  • Yeah. Like for example , I think I had an ingrown toenail one time it got infected.

  • Yeah. The toe got red. Again most of the time you don't feel anything , but if it

  • banged into something. Oh, It got touched then that that's when you felt the pain

  • and yeah and that is that's another typical sign of sore. Usually it might

  • get swollen and inflamed. Yes. Let's continue. Pain

  • is a more general word to cover all types of discomfort. Okay.

  • Thus aches and sadness. Aches and soreness are types of pain in, in,

  • indirectly they are. However, we do use the word pain when we tend to use it for

  • a more deeper serious pain. You say oh it's really painful. Well I'm in pain

  • then you probably mean that you know the pain is a serious level. We .... aches and

  • soreness is actually a more bearable level. When we you know, we usually use

  • those words when we want... don't want to express that it's too bad. But again

  • uncomfortable when we say the word pain is usually we're really in pain. More

  • serious pain. All right, Let's continue. All right. We just got another couple of examples here.

  • The pain of childbirth is excruciating. Yeah. You know, most women will talk about

  • when they were giving birth, the pain that they went through is very almost

  • unbearable pain. So they'd probably use that. They would say pain. They wouldn't

  • say they had an ache, They wouldn't say it was sore.

  • I don't know later on maybe parts of their body might have been sore

  • afterwards from some of the process of giving childbirth. But during the labor

  • they don't call that sore or ache, that's pain. Okay. Good.

  • These cough drops can help my sore throat. Yeah so again. That's another one

  • with sore there. And we gave you a few of the with , with word ache up here.

  • Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope this was more helpful. So that now you can see a

  • little more of a difference of when we're more likely to use one than the

  • other. . Okay. Thank you for your time. The hope was useful bye-bye

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 381. The title of today's lesson is

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