Quick answer
"Wailing" is a noun which is often translated as "el llanto", and "shout" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "gritar". Learn more about the difference between "wailing" and "shout" below.
wailing
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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shout(
shaut
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to yell)
a. gritar
The fans all shouted with joy when their team scored.Todos los aficionados gritaron de alegría cuando su equipo anotó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to yell)
a. gritar
The protestors were shouting slogans.Los manifestantes gritaban consignas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (yell)
a. el grito
(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 heard a shout and I came running.Oí un grito y me vine corriendo.
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