My muscles ache.

Brave Heart

Senior Member
Japan, Japanese
Hi guys.

Could you tell me if "My muscles ache" and "My muscles are sore" are very common phrases to describe muscle pain as a result of hard excercise?

If there are other equivalent phrases which are common, please give me some.

Thanks. :)
 
  • tanager

    Senior Member
    US/English
    Both of these expressions are very common. (I can't think of any others, except those for injuries, like "I pulled a muscle".)
     

    EmilyD

    Senior Member
    U.S., English
    Both expressions are common. People also say: "My legs (arms, fingers, feet,et cetera) ache or are sore." Also: "My whole body hurts" [after shoveling snow for 3 hours, for example]...

    One small spelling matter: Exercise (only one 'c') -- at least that's the U.S. spelling.:)

    Best wishes.

    Nomi
     

    Brave Heart

    Senior Member
    Japan, Japanese
    Hi guys. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. :)

    Hi EmilyD. Yeah, I often misspell this word: exercise. :eek: Thanks.
     

    EmilyD

    Senior Member
    U.S., English
    Brave Heart,

    I neglected an important expression (figurative usually):

    My heart aches ... over this war/conflict/death /divorce...

    ~~~~~~~Also! There is a noun: Heartache.

    I am not sure if heartache is one word or whether there is a hyphen in there(between heart and ache).

    He is experiencing much heartache due to the advance of his illness.

    Nomi
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Muscle ache and muscle soreness can be used for anyone who works their muscles hard.

    However, weight lifters would say, "I have some soreness today. I guess I got a good workout yesterday. No pain; no gain."

    Weight lifters would not ordinarily say, "I have muscle aches."

    Now, a weekend gardener in poor physical condition who had to do some heavy digging would say, "Oh, Boy! My muscles ache" or "My muscles are sore." Either might be heard in that instance.
     

    Brave Heart

    Senior Member
    Japan, Japanese
    Hi guys. I've found this possibly equivalent expression: "I have muscular pain." Is this a common one too?

    Hi EmilyD. Thanks for additional help. :)
     

    Brave Heart

    Senior Member
    Japan, Japanese
    Hi jonmaz and Packard. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. :)

    Hi Packard. Difference between weight lifters and other people is interesting. I guess you have a good experience in weight lifting. :)
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Hi guys. I've found this possibly equivalent expression: "I have muscular pain." Is this a common one too?

    Hi EmilyD. Thanks for additional help. :)
    A doctor might ask, "Do you have any muscular pain?"

    I don't think that individuals would say, "I have muscular pain." They are more likely to say, "My biceps hurt" or "My legs are killing me" or "My back aches; I did too much digging yesterday."

    The phrase sounds a bit too formal for the type of complaint involved.
     
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