Today’s Word: hurt

February 11, 2018 =========

☆  hurt  傷つける


Hurt can be used to mean physical pain or emotional pain. In relation to this month’s topic, of course we are talking about emotional pain. In the useful phrases this week, we use this word in this way: “You really hurt my feelings.”

Some other examples are:

I never meant to hurt you.
If you are not careful, you’ll get (your feelings) hurt.

In the second example, you don’t need to say “your feelings” because the situation will imply that it is emotional pain, not physical pain. So, it’s OK just to say, “you’ll get hurt.” Of course, this could also mean physical pain, like a mother talking to her child who is doing something dangerous! So, remember to look at the situation in order to get the full meaning of a word.