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"Wailing" is a noun which is often translated as "el llanto", and "howling" is a noun which is often translated as "el aullido". Learn more about the difference between "wailing" and "howling" below.
wailing(
weyl
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el llanto
(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 wailing of the baby next door kept me awake all night.Estuve toda la noche sin dormir por el llanto del bebé de la casa de al lado.
b. los lamentos
(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 wailing of the dying in that village still haunts me.Todavía me persiguen los lamentos de los moribundos en esa aldea.
c. los gemidos
(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).
You could hear the wailing of the patients even from out in the garden.Hasta en el jardín se escuchaban los gemidos de los enfermos.
d. el aullido
(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).
Bob was woken by the wailing of the police siren.Bob se despertó con el aullido de la sirena de la policía.
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howling(
hau
-
lihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound dogs and wolves make)
a. el aullido
(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 hear howling coming from my neighbor's dog almost every night.Oigo los aullidos del perro del vecino casi todas las noches.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (weather)
a. huracanado
The howling wind kept me awake last night.El viento huracanado me mantuvo despierto anoche.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(total)
a. clamoroso
The concert tour was a howling success. We sold out in every city.La gira de conciertos fue un éxito clamoroso. Se agotaron los boletos en todas las ciudades.
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