Quick answer
"Complaint" is a noun which is often translated as "la queja", and "reclamation" is a noun which is often translated as "la recuperación". Learn more about the difference between "complaint" and "reclamation" below.
complaint(
kuhm
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pleynt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (statement of dissatisfaction)
a. la queja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The club has a box for complaints and suggestions near the entrance.El club tiene un buzón de quejas y sugerencias cerca de la entrada.
b. el reclamo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The list of complaints about the previous administration is very long.La lista de reclamos contra la administración anterior es muy larga.
c. la reclamación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going to send a complaint to the company that made this wobbly table.Voy a mandar una reclamación a la empresa que fabricó esta mesa inestable.
2. (legal)
a. la denuncia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Rafael called the police to make a complaint against his noisy neighbors.Rafael llamó a la policía para registrar una denuncia contra sus vecinos escandalosos.
b. la querella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in court)
The plaintiff stood to present her complaint to the judge.El demandante se paró para presentar su querella ante el juez.
3. (medicine)
a. la dolencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Francisco is in bed with a back complaint.Francisco está en cama por una dolencia de espalda.
b. la afección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The archbishop is hospitalized due to a heart complaint.El arzobispo está internado por una afección cardíaca.
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reclamation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la recuperación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our city built a water reclamation plant to turn waste water into water for irrigation.Nuestra ciudad construyó una planta de recuperación de agua para convertir las aguas residuales en agua para riego.
b. el reciclaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Edna studied methods of waste reclamation in her ecology class.Edna estudió métodos de reciclaje de residuos en su clase de ecología.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Before the land reclamation project was approved, this was a swamp.Antes de que se aprobara el proyecto para ganar terreno al mar, esto era un pantano.
Land reclamation projects greatly altered the map of the Netherlands.Las tierras ganadas al mar alteraron en gran medida el mapa de los Países Bajos.
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