Quick answer
"Crying" is an adjective which is often translated as "verdadero", and "moan" is a noun which is often translated as "el gemido". Learn more about the difference between "crying" and "moan" below.
crying(
kray
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ihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demanding attention)
a. verdadero
It's a crying shame that the politicians in this city are only concerned with their own interests.Es una verdadera lástima que a los políticos en esta ciudad solo les importan sus propios intereses.
b. auténtico
There's nowhere to buy fresh produce in this neighborhood. That's a crying shame.No hay ningún lugar para comprar las frutas y verduras en este barrio. Es una auténtica pena.
c. urgente
This clinic is desperately understaffed. There's a crying need for more funds.Esta clínica tiene una falta desesperada de personal. Hay una necesidad urgente para más fondos.
d. apremiante
The executives have heard their employees' crying demands.Los ejecutivos han escuchado las exigencias apremiantes de sus empleados.
2. (whining)
a. llorón
It is hard to sleep with a crying baby in the house.Es difícil dormir con un bebé llorón en la casa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of crying)
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 could hear my neighbor's crying through the walls.Podía oír el llanto de mi vecino a través de la pared.
b. el lloriqueo
(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 puppy's crying woke me up last night.El lloriqueo del perrito me despertó anoche.
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moan(
mon
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (long, low sound)
a. el gemido
(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 couldn't tell if the moans coming from the next room were of pain or pleasure.No podía distinguir si los gemidos que venían de la habitación de al lado eran de dolor o de placer.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(complaint) (United Kingdom)
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).
They sure are quick to have a moan at the referee when they think something's not fair.Sí que expresan una queja bien rápido al árbitro cuando algo no les parece justo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to groan)
a. gemir
I moaned with pain, as my head started throbbing.Gemí de dolor al tiempo que la cabeza empezaba a latirme.
4. (to complain; used with "about")
a. quejarse de
Local residents are moaning about the unruly tourists visiting our beaches this summer.Los residentes locales se están quejando de los turistas revoltosos que visitan nuestras playas este verano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to say with a moan)
a. decir gimiendo
"A tall man dressed in black took my bike," the girl moaned."Un hombre alto vestido de negro se llevó mi bici", dijo la niña gimiendo.
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