Are you sore/sored?

sambistapt

Senior Member
Brazilian Portuguese
Hello amigos!

A girl was running and suddenly fell down and his mother asked her :" Are you sore/sored?"

Is that idiomatic? Which one works better in the sentence "sore or sored"?

Thanks,

Sam:cool:
 
  • xqby

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    Neither one makes sense. I don't think that "sored" actually exists.
    The girl's mother would ask, "Are you hurt?"
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Yes, 'Are you hurt?' is what you ask is soon as it happens. Later you can ask, 'Did it hurt?', which asks for how it felt when it happened. But later, if someone still feels pain somewhere, they are sore. She might ask, 'Is it still sore?' (where 'it' = "your knee" or "your bottom" or whatever bit got hurt).

    'Are you sore?' (as opposed to 'Is it sore?') is usually a colloquial meaning "slightly angry, some time after being annoyed or angered by someone".
     
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