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complain

 
complain
intransitive verb
1. (to grumble)
a. quejarse
Pessimists complain about everything.Los pesimistas se quejan de todo.
b. protestar
Stop complaining and do something!¡Deja de protestar y haz algo!
2. (to make a complaint)
a. reclamar
Clients were continuously complaining to the manager.Los clientes reclamaban continuamente al encargado.
b. presentar una reclamación
You need to complain in writing.Tienes que presentar una reclamación por escrito.
c. elevar una queja
The attorney complained to the judge.El abogado elevó una queja al juez.
3. (medicine)
a. quejarse
He complained of back pain.Se quejaba de dolor de espalda.
transitive verb
4. (to grumble about)
a. quejarse
She complained that nobody ever called her.Se quejó de que nadie la llamaba nunca.
complain
[kəmˈpleɪn]
intransitive verb
1. quejarse (about de)
  • to complain of estar aquejado(a) de (symptoms)
  • she complained that he had cheated se quejó de que él había hecho trampa
  • I can't complain about the service no tengo queja alguna del servicio
  • how are things? — I can't complain ¿cómo van las cosas? — no me puedo quejar
complain [kəmˈpleɪn]
intransitive verb
1 (grumble) quejarse;about, of de;to a
to complain that quejarse de que; they complained to the neighbours se quejaron a los vecinos; I can't complain yo no me quejo
2 (make a formal complaint) reclamar;about por;to ante
we're going to complain to the manager vamos a reclamar al director; you should complain to the police tendrías que denunciarlo a la policía
3 (Med)
to complain of quejarse de
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