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"Grief" is a noun which is often translated as "la pena", and "mourning" is a noun which is often translated as "el luto". Learn more about the difference between "grief" and "mourning" below.
grief(
grif
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sorrow)
a. la pena
(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).
Everybody feels grief over the loss of a dear friend.Todo el mundo siente pena por la pérdida de un amigo cercano.
b. el pesar
(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 understand your grief. I have lost a child too.Entiendo tu pesar. Yo también perdí a un hijo.
c. la aflicción
(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).
The widow is still struggling to overcome her grief.La viuda todavía lucha por superar su aflicción.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inconvenience) (United Kingdom)
a. los problemas
(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 got a lot of grief for working with the competition.Trabajar con la competencia me trajo muchos problemas.
b. la guerra
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That student is always giving grief in class.Ese alumno siempre está dando guerra en clase.
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mourning(
mawr
-
nihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (period of sadness)
a. el luto
(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 widow was in mourning for a total of two months after her husband had died.La viuda guardó luto durante dos meses después de que su esposo había muerto.
b. el duelo
(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).
All of the neighbors offered their condolences while the family was in mourning for their son who passed.Todos los vecinos dieron el pésame cuando la familia estaba de duelo por su hijo fallecido.
2. (clothing)
a. el luto
(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).
She wasn't allowed to come out of mourning and begin courting until two years after her husband's death.No se le permitía quitarse el luto y empezar a buscar un novio hasta dos años después de la muerte de su marido.
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