In French, to say that you are in pain or you are hurting somewhere on your body, you use the expression "avoir mal".
How to use 'avoir mal' in French
To express physical pain in French, you will use the expression avoir mal (literally "to have pain")
Avoir mal à + [partie du corps]
When the pain is localised, you use avoir mal à + le/la/l'/les followed by the part of the body that hurts.
Remember that à + le and à + les contract in au and aux .
The expression avoir mal au cœur does not mean you're having a heartache or a heart attack, but that you're feeling sick, like you want to throw up.
Case of œil and yeux :
Note that the irregular plural of œil is yeux.
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