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"Quarrel" is a noun which is often translated as "la pelea", and "row" is a noun which is often translated as "la fila". Learn more about the difference between "quarrel" and "row" 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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row(
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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. (line)
a. la fila
(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).
I think you have to pay more for the seats in the front row.Creo que se paga más por los asientos de la primera fila.
Our seats are in row twelve.Nuestros asientos están en la fila doce.
b. la hilera
(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).
We planted two rows of carrots in the garden.Sembramos dos hileras de zanahorias en el jardín.
2. (knitting)
a. la pasada
(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 couple more rows and the scarf will be done.Un par de pasadas más y la bufanda estará terminada.
b. la vuelta
(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).
Every other row of thread is gold.Cada dos vueltas son con hilo dorado.
3. (dispute) (United Kingdom)
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 had a row over whose girlfriend was prettier.Mis hermanos tuvieron una pelea sobre quién tenía la novia más bonita.
b. la bronca
(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).
I had a row with my mate when he said that Manchester sucked.Tuve una bronca con mi amigo cuando dijo que Manchester era una porquería.
c. el jaleo
(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).
A row broke out at the shopping centre when a famous singer arrived.Se armó un jaleo en el centro comercial cuando llegó un cantante famoso.
d. el escándalo
(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).
Why did you get into a row with the cashier over two pence?¿Por qué armaste un escándalo con la cajera por dos peniques?
4. (noise) (United Kingdom)
a. el ruido
(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).
It's hard to concentrate with the row from the construction site next door.Es difícil concentrarse con el ruido de la obra de al lado.
b. la bulla
(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 kids made a tremendous row when they saw Mickey Mouse.Los niños hicieron tremenda bulla cuando vieron a Mickey Mouse.
5. (rowboat excursion)
a. el paseo en bote de remos
(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).
Let's go for a row on the lake.Vamos a dar un paseo por el lago en un bote de remos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to propel with oars)
a. remar
He rows a canoe in the canal.Rema una canoa por el canal.
b. llevar remando
Marco rowed her out to the floating dock in the middle of the lake.Marco la llevó remando hasta el puerto flotante en medio del lago.
c. llevar en bote
They rowed him out to the island and left him there until he agreed to sign the document.Lo llevaron en bote a la isla y lo dejaron allá hasta que aceptó firmar el acuerdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (sport)
a. remar
Kyle goes out rowing every morning on the river.Kyle sale a remar cada mañana por el río.
8. (to argue) (United Kingdom)
a. discutir
My friends rowed over who had the better car.Mis amigos discutieron sobre quién tenía el mejor coche.
b. reñir
He's always rowing with his girlfriend about the most inconsequential things.Siempre está riñendo con su novia por cosas insignificantes.
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