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"Gripe" is a noun which is often translated as "la queja", and "Carmen" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Carmen". Learn more about the difference between "gripe" and "Carmen" below.
gripe(
grayp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(complaint)
a. la queja
(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).
Another disgruntled customer called with a gripe.Otro cliente descontento llamó con una queja.
2. (medicine)
a. el retortijón de tripa
(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).
Martha experienced severe gripes when she was pregnant.Martha experimentó retortijones de tripa graves cuando estaba embarazada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to complain)
a. quejarse
Sam is so busy griping about what he doesn't have that he doesn't enjoy what he does have.Sam está tan ocupado quejándose de lo que no tiene que no disfruta lo que sí tiene.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bother)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. molestar
It really gripes me when I ask you to help with the dishes and you just keep watching TV.Me molesta de verdad cuando te pido que me ayudes con los platos y sigues viendo la tele.
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Carmen(
kar
-
mihn
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (name)
a. Carmen
Carmen won't be able to make it to her appointment today because she's stuck in traffic.Carmen no va a alcanzar a ir a la cita hoy porque está atascada en el tráfico.
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