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"Grief" is a noun which is often translated as "la pena", and "sorrow" is a noun which is also often translated as "la pena". Learn more about the difference between "grief" and "sorrow" 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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sorrow(
saw
-
ro
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grief)
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).
Knowing that my best friend was moving to New York after all was a great sorrow for me.Saber que al final mi mejor amiga se mudaba a Nueva York me causó mucha pena.
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).
We felt great sorrow when our dog died last month.Sentimos un gran pesar cuando nuestro perro murió el mes pasado.
c. el dolor
(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).
Mike's sorrow was unbearable after losing his parents in an accident.El dolor de Mike era insoportable tras perder a sus padres en un accidente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to grieve)
a. afligirse
Louise sorrowed at the sight of her grandparents' old house in the countryside.Louise se afligió al ver la vieja casa de sus abuelos en el campo.
b. llorar la muerte de
The miners sorrowed over their colleagues' death when they got the news.Los mineros lloraron la muerte de sus colegas cuando supieron la noticia.
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