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"Groan" is a noun which is often translated as "el gemido", and "moan" is a noun which is also often translated as "el gemido". Learn more about the difference between "groan" and "moan" below.
groan(
gron
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (moan)
a. el gemido
(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 reached for the remote control with a groan.Alargó el brazo con un gemido para agarrar el mando a distancia.
b. el quejido
(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).
Every time he shifted his body in the hospital bed, he let out a groan.Cada vez que movía el cuerpo en la cama del hospital, dejaba escapar un quejido.
c. el gruñido
(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).
He tripped and fell with a groan.Se tropezó y cayó soltando un gruñido.
2. (creak)
a. el crujido
(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).
When she heard the groan of the step, Hannah knew someone had broken into the house.Al escuchar el crujido del escalón, Hanna supo que alguien había entrado en la casa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to complain)
a. gruñir
He groaned at Tim's unfunny joke.Gruñó ante la broma sin gracia de Tim.
b. refunfuñar
Everyone groaned about the long lines at the airport on the day before Christmas.Todo el mundo refunfuñaba por las largas colas que había en el aeropuerto el día antes de Navidad.
c. quejarse
She groaned about having to go outside in the snow.Se quejó de tener que salir a la nieve.
4. (to moan)
a. gruñir
The patient groaned as the doctor examined the wound.El paciente gruñía mientras la doctora le examinaba la herida.
b. quejarse
My grandmother groaned in pain as she sat down.Mi abuela se quejó de dolor mientras se sentaba.
c. gemir
He groaned in desperation and clenched his fists.Gimió desesperado y apretó los puños.
5. (to creak)
a. crujir
The table was groaning under the weight of the banquet that the host prepared.La mesa estaba que crujía bajo el peso del banquete que preparó el anfitrión.
6. (to be weighed down)
a. estar agobiado
The school's teachers are groaning under their heavy workload.Los maestros de la escuela están agobiados por el gran volumen de trabajo.
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moan(
mon
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (long, low sound)
a. el gemido
(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 couldn't tell if the moans coming from the next room were of pain or pleasure.No podía distinguir si los gemidos que venían de la habitación de al lado eran de dolor o de placer.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(complaint) (United Kingdom)
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).
They sure are quick to have a moan at the referee when they think something's not fair.Sí que expresan una queja bien rápido al árbitro cuando algo no les parece justo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to groan)
a. gemir
I moaned with pain, as my head started throbbing.Gemí de dolor al tiempo que la cabeza empezaba a latirme.
4. (to complain; used with "about")
a. quejarse de
Local residents are moaning about the unruly tourists visiting our beaches this summer.Los residentes locales se están quejando de los turistas revoltosos que visitan nuestras playas este verano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to say with a moan)
a. decir gimiendo
"A tall man dressed in black took my bike," the girl moaned."Un hombre alto vestido de negro se llevó mi bici", dijo la niña gimiendo.
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