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"Denuncia" is a noun which is often translated as "report", and "queja" is a noun which is often translated as "complaint". Learn more about the difference between "denuncia" and "queja" below.
denuncia(
deh
-
noon
-
syah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (accusation)
a. complaint
Presentamos una denuncia sobre el ruido procedente de la fiesta de los vecinos.We filed a complaint about the noise coming from the party next door.
b. report
Señora, ¿le gustaría hacer una denuncia contra el hombre que la robó?Ma'am, would you like to file a report against the man who robbed you?
2. (criticism)
a. denunciation
Su denuncia de la política del gobierno municipal ha causado mucha polémica.Her denunciation of the city government's policies has caused a lot of controversy.
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queja(
keh
-
hah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (protest)
a. complaint
Puede presentar una queja por escrito ante las autoridades competentes.You can make an official complaint in writing to the competent authorities.
b. grumble (colloquial)
Cuando su padre le riñó, se marchó a la habitación farfullando quejas.When his father told him off, he went to his room mumbling grumbles.
c. grouse (colloquial)
¡Basta de quejas! ¡Compórtate como un adulto y haz frente a tus problemas!That's enough grouses! Be an adult and face your problems!
2. (cry)
a. groan
En todo el hospital resonaban las quejas de los heridos.The groans of the wounded echoed throughout the hospital.
b. moan
Las quejas del bebé indicaban que no se encontraba bien.The baby's moans indicated that she was not feeling well.
3. (bitterness)
a. grudge
¿Qué queja tendrá ella conmigo?I don't know what grudge she has against me!
b. resentment
Su queja se debía a la falta de atención por parte de sus padres.His resentment was due to his parents' lack of attention.
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