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"Quarrel" is a noun which is often translated as "la pelea", and "fight" is a noun which is also often translated as "la pelea". Learn more about the difference between "quarrel" and "fight" 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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fight(
fayt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quarrel)
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).
My brothers got into a fight over a girl.Mis hermanos se enzarzaron en una pelea por una chica.
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).
The fight between the kids was over a toy.La riña entre los niños fue por un juguete.
2. (military)
a. la lucha
(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 main fight was at the hill.La lucha principal fue en la colina.
3. (struggle)
a. la lucha
(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).
It's a tough fight, but you'll beat cancer.Es una lucha dura pero vencerás el cáncer.
4. (fighting spirit)
a. el espíritu de lucha
(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).
In spite of the defeat, I was still full of fight.A pesar de la derrota, me quedaba espíritu de lucha.
5. (sports)
a. el combate
(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).
The boxers were training for the fight.Los boxeadores se estaban entrenando para el combate.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to combat)
a. pelear
My dad fought in the battle that won the war.Mi papá peleó en la batalla que ganó la guerra.
b. luchar
American soldiers fought in the Second World War.Soldados americanos lucharon en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
c. combatir
All our troops fought in the war.Todas nuestras tropas combatieron en la guerra.
7. (to quarrel)
a. pelearse
They are always fighting over everything.Siempre se están peleando por todo.
b. discutir
It's decided, so let's not fight anymore.Está decidido, así que no discutamos más.
8. (to struggle for or against something)
a. luchar
My heroes are all those people who fought for their rights to the end.Mis héroes son todas esas personas que lucharon por sus derechos hasta el final.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to combat)
a. luchar contra
The knight fought a dragon to save the princess.El caballero luchó contra un dragón para salvar a la princesa.
b. combatir contra
Our army will fight anything that threatens our freedom.Nuestro ejército combatirá contra todo lo que amenace nuestra libertad.
10. (to oppose)
a. oponerse
It's decided, so don't fight me on this.Está decidido, así que no te me opongas.
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