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"Groan" is a noun which is often translated as "el gemido", and "scream" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "gritar". Learn more about the difference between "groan" and "scream" 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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scream(
skrim
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to yell)
a. gritar
She screamed with delight when she won the pageant.Gritó de alegría cuando ganó el concurso.
The little boy was screaming because he saw a spider in the kitchen.El niñito comenzó a gritar porque vió una araña en la cocina.
b. chillar
He screamed at the sight of so much blood.Chilló al ver tanta sangre.
c. berrear (baby)
The baby is sick and has been screaming for half an hour.El bebé está enfermo y ha estado berreando por media hora.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to yell)
a. gritar
The crowd screamed obscenities at the opposing players.La multitud gritó obscenidades a los jugadores opuestos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (loud cry)
a. el grito
(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 heard a scream and came to see what the problem was.Escuchamos un grito y venimos a ver qué es el problema.
b. el chillido
(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 heard a scream at the dentist's office, so I got up and left.Oí un chillido en la oficina del dentista, así que me paré y me fui.
c. el alarido
(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).
(louder)
She heard a scream in the line for the roller coaster and decided it would be better not to ride it.Escuchó un alarido en la fila para la montaña rusa y decidió que era mejor no montarse.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very funny)
a. graciosísima (adjective)
I think Tina Fey is a scream.Creo que Tina Fey es graciosísima.
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