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My hand is very pain? / My hand is very painful? (Which one is correct?)

How to correctly use the word "pain" and painful"

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The second one (painful) is correct here.

Think of "pain" as a noun and "painful" as an adjective.
i think it should be "my hand hurts."

Painful is generally used to describe things , mostly bad experiences.
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Davidrock65i think it should be "my hand hurts."

Painful is generally used to describe things , mostly bad experiences.
Not only, look here: painful feet
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pain·ful

Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): sometimes pain·ful·ler sometimes pain·ful·lest

Etymology: Middle English painefull, peynefull, from paine, peyne pain + -full, -ful

1 a : marked by pain : full of pain : having or giving a sensation of pain : affected with pain <a remedy for painful feet> <a painful wound> <the painful awareness that they couldn't go home -- Polly Adler> b : ANNOYING, IRKSOME, VEXATIOUS<works with painful slowness> <is so shy that it's painful> <painful righteousness and piety -- K.S.Davis> <a provinciality which is painful -- H.J.Laski> c : disturbing to one's equilibrium : UPSETTING<would be a painful anachronism -- A.L.Guérard> d : extremely disagreeable : most unpleasant <the painful necessity of renouncing preconceived opinions -- Charles Lyell> <received some painful news>


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“My hand hurts” is fine too. It probably is more common than "my hand is painful."
I agree - it's a far more common way to say you "hurt." (At least, AmE.)

My hand hurts - that cut I got is very painful.

My head hurts - this headache I have is really painful.

However, you CAN say "my hand is really painful right now."
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What about "my foot is really painful." or "my head is really painful?"
It's okay. Just less common than "my foot really hurts" or "my head really hurts."