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dolor de cabeza (masculine noun (el)) — headache. Look up dolor de cabeza in the dictionary

Si me da dolor de cabeza trato de dormir para que se me quite.
If I get a headache, I try to sleep it off.
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Old October 25, 2009, 05:33 AM
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Me duelen los ojos porque tengo un dolor de cabeza
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Me duelen los ojos porque tengo un dolor de cabeza
En español no dices "tengo un dolor de cabeza", sino "tengo dolor de cabeza" (de muelas, de estómago, de pie, etc.). Sólo se utiliza el determinante para enfatizar:

Tengo un dolor de cabeza que no me deja vivir.
Tenía un dolor de cabeza tan fuerte que no me levanté de la cama en todo el día.

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En español no dices "tengo un dolor de cabeza", sino "tengo dolor de cabeza" (de muelas, de estómago, de pie, etc.). Sólo se utiliza el determinante para enfatizar:

Tengo un dolor de cabeza que no me deja vivir.
Tenía un dolor de cabeza tan fuerte que no me levanté de la cama en todo el día.

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I always headache.

I don't know if as the Doctor told me it's migraine until my eyes paining me.
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Have you gone to an ophthalmologist? Sometimes a bad eyesight produces headache.
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Already I went with the Doctor, only that he told me that even I don't need the eyeglasses and but that I'm a trouble in the eyes, and perhaps in this year I will need the eyeglasses.
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I think "gafas" is "glasses"

Maybe eyeglass is "ojo de cristal"
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So you would say "dolor de ..." and fill in whatever body part? The "de" is a unique sentence structure with "dolor"?

Also, is "dolor" used figuratively, too? For example, in English we say that something is "a pain in the neck" or something is "a pain". In Spanish, can I say that something/someone "es un dolor" or "es un dolor de cuello"?
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You can say also "me duele", commonly used:

Me duele la cabeza = tengo dolor de cabeza.
Me duele el cuello = tengo dolor de cuello
etc.

Is a "pain in the neck" an idiom? .Sorry, I don't understand your question
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