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"Grouchy" is an adjective which is often translated as "malhumorado", and "sad" is an adjective which is often translated as "triste". Learn more about the difference between "grouchy" and "sad" below.
grouchy
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)
(general)
a. malhumorado
Everyone was afraid of the grouchy old woman.Todos le tenían miedo a la viejita malhumorada.
b. gruñón
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That guy at the bank is so grouchy. He's always making sour faces.Ese tipo del banco es muy gruñón. Siempre está haciendo caras agrias.
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sad(
sahd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unhappy)
a. triste
I felt very sad when he left.Me sentí muy triste cuando se marchó.
2. (regrettable)
a. lamentable
It was a sad mistake to buy this house.Fue un error lamentable comprar esta casa.
3. (pathetic)
a. penoso
Their performance was really sad.Su actuación fue realmente penosa.
4. (in a poor state)
a. lamentable
The flu put him in a sad state.La gripe lo puso en un estado lamentable.
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