usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
1. (colloquial) (complaint) 
a. la queja (F) 
Another disgruntled customer called with a gripe.Otro cliente descontento llamó con una queja.
2. (medicine) 
Martha experienced severe gripes when she was pregnant.Martha experimentó retortijones de tripa graves cuando estaba embarazada.
intransitive verb
3. (colloquial) (to complain) 
a. quejarse 
Sam is so busy griping about what he doesn't have that he doesn't enjoy what he does have.Sam está tan ocupado quejándose de lo que no tiene que no disfruta lo que sí tiene.
transitive verb
4. (colloquial) (to bother) (United States) 
a. molestar 
It really gripes me when I ask you to help with the dishes and you just keep watching TV.Me molesta de verdad cuando te pido que me ayudes con los platos y sigues viendo la tele.
1. (colloquial) 
a. la queja (F) (complaint) 
what's your gripe?¿qué tripa se te ha roto?
gripe water(medicamento m) carminativo m, agua de anís
intransitive verb
2. (colloquial) 
a. quejarse (complain) 
gripe [ɡraɪp]
1 (complaint) queja (f)
2 (Med) (also gripes) retortijón (m) de tripas
intransitive verb
(complain) quejarse;about de;
transitive verb
(anger) dar rabia a


feminine noun
1. (illness) 
a. flu 
¿Ya te han puesto la vacuna contra la gripe?Have you gotten your flu vaccination yet?
b. influenza 
Los síntomas comunes de la gripe son fiebre alta, dolores musculares y tos.Common symptoms of influenza are high fever, muscle pains, and coughing.
1. (general) 
a. flu 
flu; influenza
gripe asiática Asian flu
gripe aviar bird flu; avian flu (formal)
gripe del cerdo swine fever
Phrases with "gripe"
Here are the most popular phrases with "gripe." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
tengo gripe
I have the flu
tener gripe
to have the flu
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