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"Crying" is an adjective which is often translated as "verdadero", and "wailing" is a noun which is often translated as "el llanto". Learn more about the difference between "crying" and "wailing" below.
crying(
kray
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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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wailing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
The wailing of the baby next door kept me awake all night.Estuve toda la noche sin dormir por el llanto del bebé de la casa de al lado.
b. los lamentos
(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 wailing of the dying in that village still haunts me.Todavía me persiguen los lamentos de los moribundos en esa aldea.
c. los gemidos
(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).
You could hear the wailing of the patients even from out in the garden.Hasta en el jardín se escuchaban los gemidos de los enfermos.
d. 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).
Bob was woken by the wailing of the police siren.Bob se despertó con el aullido de la sirena de la policía.
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