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"Desilusiones" is a form of "desilusionar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to disappoint". "Quejas" is a form of "quejarse", a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to complain". Learn more about the difference between "desilusiones" and "quejas" below.
desilusionar(
dehs
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loo
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syoh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fail to meet expectations of)
a. to disappoint
El empate desilusionó a los hinchas, que esperaban que su equipo ganara.The draw disappointed the fans, who were hoping their team would win.
b. to disillusion
Nadie quería escucharme, y esta experiencia me desilusionó.No one would listen to me and I was disillusioned by the experience.
c. to let down
Creímos que las promesas del director eran sinceras, pero nos desilusionó.We thought the head's promises were sincere but he let us down.
desilusionarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to feel disappointment)
a. to be disappointed
No te desilusiones si nadie te apoya; sigue adelante.Don't be disappointed if nobody helps you; keep on trying.
b. to become disillusioned
Cuando entró en el mundo de la política, Laura esperaba conseguir grandes cosas, pero pronto se desilusionó.When she entered the world of politics, Laura hoped to achieve great things, but she soon became disillusioned.
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quejarse(
keh
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hahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to protest)
a. to complain
Voy a quejarme ante la administración acerca del mal servicio en este hotel.I am going to complain to management about the bad service in this hotel.
b. to moan
Deja de quejarte de tu falta de dinero y haz algo para cambiar tu situación.Stop moaning about your lack of money and do something to change your situation.
c. to grumble
Él siempre se está quejando de la mala comida que le dan en la escuela.He is always grumbling about the bad meals they serve at school.
2. (to express pain)
a. to moan
Él tenía dolor de estómago y estuvo quejándose toda la noche.He had a stomach ache and was moaning all night.
b. to groan
Mi perro se comió una barra entera de mantequilla y ahora se está quejando de dolor.My dog ate an entire stick of butter and now he is groaning in pain.
c. to complain
Mi mamá se queja de dolor en la cadera siempre que camina por un rato.My mom complains about hip pain whenever she walks for a while.
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