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"Quarrel" is a noun which is often translated as "la pelea", and "argument" is a noun which is often translated as "la discusión". Learn more about the difference between "quarrel" and "argument" below.
quarrel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (argument)
a. la pelea
(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).
Thomas picked a quarrel with his girlfriend and moved out.Thomas tuvo una pelea con su novia y se mudó.
b. la riña
(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).
Carol and her sister got into a quarrel over who was going to do the dishes.Carol y su hermana tuvieron una riña sobre quién iba a lavar los platos.
c. el pleito
(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 never understood why she picked a quarrel with me.Nunca entendí porque ella buscó pleito conmigo.
2. (disagreement)
a. la discrepancia
(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).
Personally, I have no quarrel with her. It's her methods that I don't approve of.Personalmente, no tengo ninguna discrepancia con ella. Lo que no apruebo son sus métodos.
b. el desacuerdo
(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 have a quarrel with my nutritionist. What she calls living well, I call subsisting.Tengo un desacuerdo con mi nutricionista. A lo que ella llama vivir bien, yo lo llamo subsistir.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you have some quarrel with me? Let me be!¿Tienes algo en de contra mí? ¡Déjame in paz!
I have no quarrel with you. Let me pass and I won't harm you.No tengo nada en contra de tí. Déjame pasar y no te haré daño.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to altercate)
a. pelearse
They hooked up their television and then quarelled over what to watch.Conectaron el televisor y luego se pelearon sobre lo que iban a ver.
b. discutir
The politicians quarreled over subsidies for the petroleum industry.Los políticos discutieron sobre los subsidios a la industria petrolera.
c. reñir
They quarreled with me at home today because I support the liberal party.Hoy me riñeron en casa por estar a favor del partido liberal.
4. (to disagree; used with "with")
a. discrepar
I quarrel with the notion that there are no cities where a bicycle is an adequate means of transportation.Discrepo de la idea de que no haya ciudades donde la bicicleta sea un medio de transporte adecuado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to dispute about; used with "over" or "about")
a. discutir sobre
The siblings quarreled over Lupe's decision of selling the house without consulting with them.Los hermanos discutieron sobre la decisión de Lupe de vender la casa sin consultarles.
b. reñir por
Those kids are always quarreling about something.Esos niños siempre están riñendo por algo.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quarrel)
a. la discusión
(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).
The sisters had an argument over what to name their dog.Las hermanas tuvieron una discusión sobre qué nombre ponerle a su perro.
b. la pelea
(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).
Sebastian had an argument with his best friend over a girl they both like.Sebastián tuvo una pelea con su mejor amigo por una chica que a ambos les gusta.
c. la riña
(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).
A player had an argument with the referee.Un jugador tuvo una riña con el árbitro.
d. el pleito
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Have you and Mike fallen out? - Yes, we had an argument yesterday.¿Están tú y Mike enfadados? - Sí, tuvimos un pleito ayer.
2. (reason)
a. el argumento
(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).
Her argument for being deserving of house arrest instead of prison is because she has glaucoma.Su argumento por merecer la prisión domiciliaria en lugar de la cárcel es porque tiene glaucoma.
3. (debate)
a. la polémica
(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).
The argument about how to deal with violence in schools continues.La polémica sobre cómo lidiar con la violencia en las escuelas sigue.
4. (line of reasoning)
a. el razonamiento
(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).
That argument is not particularly sound.Ese razonamiento no es muy sensato.
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