Quick answer
"Cry" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "llorar", and "scream" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "gritar". Learn more about the difference between "cry" and "scream" below.
cry(
kray
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to weep)
a. llorar
What's the matter? Why are you crying?¿Qué te pasa? ¿Por qué lloras?
2. (to shout)
a. gritar
People ran out of the burning building crying.La gente salió corriendo y gritando del edificio en llamas.
3. (animal sound)
a. chillar
The baby kittens were crying for their mother.Los gatitos chillaban por su mamá.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (shout)
a. el grito
(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).
I heard a cry from the street below and looked out the window to see what was happening.Oí un grito de la calle abajo y miré por la ventana para ver lo que estaba pasando.
b. la llamada
(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 fireman rushed toward the sounds of the cries for help.El bombero corrió hacia el sonido de las llamadas de socorro.
c. el pregón
(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).
As I emerged from the tunnels of the subway, I could hear the cries of the street vendors.Al salir de los túneles del metro, podía escuchar los pregones de los vendedores ambulantes.
d. el chillido
(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).
I love hearing the happy cries of children playing in the street.Me encanta oír los chillidos alegres de los niños jugando en la calle.
5. (animal sound)
a. el aullido
(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).
Walking home alone at night, she was startled by the cry of a wolf.Caminando a casa sola por la noche, se sorprendió al escuchar el aullido de un lobo.
6. (slogan)
a. el lema
(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).
The battle cry of the American Revolution was "victory or death."El lema de batalla de la revolución americana fue "victoria o muerte".
b. el slogan
(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).
The cry of the electric car movement is, "Move yourself with electricity."El slogan del movimiento de los coches eléctricos es, "Muévete con electricidad."
7. (weeping)
a. el llanto
(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).
I heard a sad cry coming from my brother's bedroom, so I went to see what the matter was.Escuché un llanto triste que venía del cuarto de mi hermano, así que fui a ver qué le pasaba.
8. (demand)
a. la petición
(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 town’s cry for parking reforms was finally heard by the mayor.La petición del pueblo para una reforma del estacionamiento por fin fue escuchada por el alcalde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to shout)
a. gritar
The crowd on the street cried insults at the CEO as he walked into the courthouse.La multitud en la calle le gritaba insultos al director cuando entraba en el palacio de justicia.
10. (to weep)
a. llorar
She cried tears of joy when her husband returned home from the war.Lloró lágrimas de alegría cuando su esposo volvió de la guerra.
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scream(
skrim
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to yell)
a. gritar
She screamed with delight when she won the pageant.Gritó de alegría cuando ganó el concurso.
The little boy was screaming because he saw a spider in the kitchen.El niñito comenzó a gritar porque vió una araña en la cocina.
b. chillar
He screamed at the sight of so much blood.Chilló al ver tanta sangre.
c. berrear (baby)
The baby is sick and has been screaming for half an hour.El bebé está enfermo y ha estado berreando por media hora.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to yell)
a. gritar
The crowd screamed obscenities at the opposing players.La multitud gritó obscenidades a los jugadores opuestos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (loud cry)
a. el grito
(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).
We heard a scream and came to see what the problem was.Escuchamos un grito y venimos a ver qué es el problema.
b. el chillido
(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).
I heard a scream at the dentist's office, so I got up and left.Oí un chillido en la oficina del dentista, así que me paré y me fui.
c. el alarido
(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).
(louder)
She heard a scream in the line for the roller coaster and decided it would be better not to ride it.Escuchó un alarido en la fila para la montaña rusa y decidió que era mejor no montarse.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very funny)
a. graciosísima (adjective)
I think Tina Fey is a scream.Creo que Tina Fey es graciosísima.
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