“What's wrong? Does your tummy hurt?”

English Lesson: What's wrong? Does your tummy hurt?

Your son has a pained look on his face and he's rubbing his stomach.

What's wrong? Does your tummy hurt?

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What's wrong?

Ask "What's wrong?' when someone seems to be upset (angry, sad, worried, etc.) or in pain. 

When someone asks you "What's wrong?" they expect to hear an explanation of why you're upset. If you don't want to answer, say:

A: What's wrong?

B: Nothing.

A: What's wrong?

B: I don't want to talk about it right now.

If someone asks you "What's wrong?" but you're actually not upset at all, say:

A: What's wrong?

B: What? No, I'm totally fine. There's nothing wrong.


"Tummy" is a cute-sounding version of the word "stomach". Use it when talking to children, or when you want to sound childlike:

Is your tummy full?

My tummy hurts.

Shadow likes it when you pet his tummy.