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また首負傷しためっちゃ痛い.

What does this 痛い mean? It sounds like someone is in pain physically? Can it be emotional?

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    What is your understanding of this sentence? Unfortunately this question looks like a translation request which this website does not accept. Apr 21, 2020 at 14:20
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    I've learnt japanese for 2 months only with RTK and Genki. The kanji i recognise are the one for wound, pain and I understand nouns like めっちゃ. So I just thought it would mean like "I'm in a lot of pain." But due to pain having multiple interpretations in English, it leads me to my question. Sorry
    – Dave
    Apr 21, 2020 at 14:27
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    So... また, and 負傷 Apr 21, 2020 at 14:30

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If this is the full context, this 痛い simply refers to the physical pain the speaker is feeling in the neck. You don't have to overthink about it for now.

また首(を)負傷した。めっちゃ痛い。
(Punctuation added for clarity)

(I) injured my neck again. (I'm) terribly in pain.

If you explicitly say 心が痛い, it can refer to a psychological pain, too, although we usually simply say つらい for this sense.

In addition, 痛い on its own has several abstract and slangy meanings:

  1. (situation) "bad", "tough", "inconvenient", "unfortunate"
  2. (personality or phrase) "cringe-worthy", "pathetic", "try-hard"

But I think these are irrelevant in your case.

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