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Explanation: * j'ai mal - it hurts
* j'ai mal à la gorge - I've got a sore throat
* j'ai du mal à le faire - I'm having trouble doing it
* le mal (noun) - evil
* mal (adverb) - badly
* pas mal - not bad
mckinnc Local time: 11:34 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 371
Explanation: I bit short, your question. Do you want a translation from French into English???
Le bien et le mal - the good and the bad.
J'ai mal à la tête - I have a headache
Tu me fais mal - You hurt me.
Je dors mal - I sleep badly.
Tui es mal informé - You are ill advised.
J'ai du mal comprendre - I guesds I misunterstood.
Tu te tiens mal à table - You have bad table manners....
and many, many more.
Maya Jurt Switzerland Local time: 11:34 Native speaker of: German, French PRO pts in pair: 491
Explanation: If "mal" is a noun (le diable représente le mal) = evil (The Devil represents evil)
If it is an adverb (il est mal élevé)
= ill badly (he is ill-bred)
Il travaille mal = he does not work well.
As an adverb "mal" is the opposite of "bien" (well ill)
In some phrases the translation may be quite different: "j'ai mal" = it hurts