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"Cranky" is an adjective which is often translated as "malhumorado", and "grumpy" is an adjective which is often translated as "gruñón". Learn more about the difference between "cranky" and "grumpy" below.
cranky(
kreyng
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ki
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(upset)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. malhumorado
She gets awfully cranky if she doesn't have a second cup of coffee in the afternoon.Se pone bastante malhumorada si no toma una segunda taza de café por la tarde.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(eccentric) (United Kingdom)
a. maniático
My roommate can be a bit cranky about the decoration in the apartment.Mi compañero puede ponerse un poco maniático con la decoración del apartamento.
b. raro
He's got really cranky ideas about food and health.Tiene ideas muy raras acerca de la comida y la salud.
c. estrafalario
She got in a cranky situation after telling Peter how she felt for him.Se puso en una situación estrafalaria después de decirle a Peter lo que sentía por él.
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grumpy(
gruhm
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pi
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cranky)
a. gruñón
My boss is a grumpy old man who loves screaming at us.Mi jefe es un viejo gruñón al que le encanta gritarnos.
b. malhumorado
The security guard in our building is a grumpy person.El guardia de seguridad de nuestro edificio es una persona malhumorada.
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