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"Grinding" is an adjective which is often translated as "agotador", and "wailing" is a noun which is often translated as "el llanto". Learn more about the difference between "grinding" and "wailing" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(strenuous)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. agotador
The grinding bicycle race goes up and down mountains and through towns and cities.La agotadora carrera de bicicletas va subiendo y bajando montañas y pasando por pueblos y ciudades.
2. (grating)
a. el chirrido
(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).
(sound)
I knew it was time for a new laptop when my old one started to make a grinding noise every time I turned it on.Supe que era hora de cambiar la notebook cuando la vieja comenzó a hacer un chirrido cada vez que la encendía.
3. (harsh and strident)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The car came to a grinding halt when a dog crossed in front of it on the road.El coche se paró con un chirrido cuando se le cruzó un perro en el camino.
The truck came to a grinding halt at the loading dock.El camión se detuvo en seco en el muelle de carga.
4. (desperate)
a. absoluto
Grinding poverty in many areas of the world causes people to have to make impossible decisions.La miseria absoluta en muchas partes del mundo hace que la gente tenga que tomar decisiones imposibles.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (act of one that grinds)
a. la molienda
(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).
Coffee grinding is an essential step if you want to make a good cup of coffee.La molienda del café es un paso esencial si se desea hacer una buena taza de café.
6. (sharpening)
a. el afilado
(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).
Ted learned about knife grinding when he worked at the butcher shop.Ted aprendió acerca del afilado de cuchillos cuando trabajó en la carnicería.
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wailing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el llanto
(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 wailing of the baby next door kept me awake all night.Estuve toda la noche sin dormir por el llanto del bebé de la casa de al lado.
b. los lamentos
(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 wailing of the dying in that village still haunts me.Todavía me persiguen los lamentos de los moribundos en esa aldea.
c. los gemidos
(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).
You could hear the wailing of the patients even from out in the garden.Hasta en el jardín se escuchaban los gemidos de los enfermos.
d. el aullido
(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).
Bob was woken by the wailing of the police siren.Bob se despertó con el aullido de la sirena de la policía.
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