Quick answer
"Frown" is a noun which is often translated as "el ceño fruncido", and "scowl" is a noun which is also often translated as "el ceño fruncido". Learn more about the difference between "frown" and "scowl" below.
frown(
fraun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (facial expression)
a. el ceño fruncido
(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).
"What's this mess?", she asked with a frown."¿Qué es esta porquería?", preguntó con el ceño fruncido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to scowl)
a. fruncir el ceño
She frowned as if she were thinking really hard.Frunció el ceño como si estuviera pensando mucho.
b. fruncir el entrecejo
Higgins looked up, frowning at the interruption.Higgins levantó la vista, frunciendo el entrecejo porque lo habían interrumpido.
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scowl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (angry frown)
a. el ceño fruncido
(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).
Anthony told me with a scowl that he had been fired.Anthony me dijo con el ceño fruncido que lo habían despedido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to look at angrily; used with "at")
a. mirar con el ceño fruncido
Tom scowled at his sister for using his bike.Tom miró a su hermana con el ceño fruncido por usarle la bici.
3. (to frown)
a. fruncir el ceño
The old man seemed to be scowling all the time.El viejo parecía estar frunciendo el ceño todo el tiempo.
b. fruncir el entrecejo
When Judy heard the bad news, she scowled and lit a cigarrette.Cuando Judy oyó la mala noticia, frunció el entrecejo y encendió un cigarrillo.
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