Quick answer
"Whining" is a noun which is often translated as "el lloriqueo", and "whine" is a noun which is often translated as "el gemido". Learn more about the difference between "whining" and "whine" below.
whining(
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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. (crying)
a. el lloriqueo
(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 baby's whining after his mother left went on for hours.El lloriqueo del bebé después de irse su mamá duró horas.
b. el gimoteo
(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).
When Dora broke her finger, she tried to be strong, but I could hear her whining.Cuando se le rompió el dedo a Dora, intentó ser fuerte, pero podía oír su gimoteo.
c. los quejidos
(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 sound of whining woke me. My teenage son's girlfriend had just broken up with him over the phone.Me despertaron unos quejidos. La novia de mi hijo adolescente acababa de romper con él por teléfono.
2. (complaining)
a. los quejidos
(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 whining about cheating began as soon as the results were announced.Los quejidos por engaños comenzaron tan pronto como se anunciaron los resultados.
b. 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).
I just want all that whining to stop so we can get on with more important topics.Solo quiero que se paren esos gemidos para poder pasar a temas más importantes.
c. el lloriqueo
(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'm sick of the constant whining every time I want you to do something.Estoy harta de todo ese lloriqueo cada vez que te mando a hacer algo.
d. el gimoteo
(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 am so sick of his whining about how unfair the process is.Estoy tan harto de su gimoteo sobre la injusticia del proceso.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (complaining)
a. llorón
She fell on her knees and cried like a whining baby.Cayó de rodillas y lloró como una bebé llorona.
b. chillón
I wish he'd keep his whining mouth shut!¡Ojalá mantuviera esa boca chillona cerrada!
c. quejumbroso
I can't stop thinking about that whining woman who wants us to solve her problems.No puedo dejar de pensar en esa mujer quejumbrosa que quiere que nosotros resolvamos sus problemas.
d. quejicoso
He's an obnoxious, whining jerk.Es un idiota desagradable y quejicoso.
e. quejica
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I can't believe that there are people who would actually vote for that whining baby.No puedo creer que haya gente que realmente votaría por ese bebé quejica.
4. (sound)
a. chirriante
I knew something was wrong with the engine because the whining sound just got louder and louder.Sabía que algo estaba mal con el motor porque el sonido chirriante se hacía cada vez más fuerte.
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whine(
wayn
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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. (noise by a person or animal)
a. el gemido
(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 don't want to go to school," she said with a whine."No quiero ir a la escuela," dijo con un gemido.
b. el quejido
(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).
Robby let out a whine when his ice cream fell on the floor.Robby dejó oír un quejido cuando su helado cayó en el piso.
c. el gañido
(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).
(dog)
Fido let out a whine as Sara left him in his kennel alone.Fido soltó un gañido cuando Sara lo dejó solo en su perrera.
2. (noise by a machine or a bullet)
a. el silbido
(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).
Frank fell down in fear when the whine of a bullet came too close to his head.Frank cayó al piso aterrado cuando el silbido de una bala pasó muy cerca de su cabeza.
b. el chirrido
(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 the unmistakable whine of a tractor in the distance.Oí el chirrido inconfundible de un tractor en la distancia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to complain)
a. quejarse
Stop whining about your homework and do it.Deja de estarte quejando de tu tarea y hazla.
b. lloriquear
He's still whining about his team losing the championship.Sigue lloriqueando porque su equipo perdió el campeonato.
4. (to make a complaining cry)
a. gemir
Why is Ricardo whining? - He stubbed his toe.¿Por qué gime Ricardo? - Se dio un golpe en el dedo gordo.
b. lloriquear
The baby has been whining for hours.La bebé lleva horas lloriqueando.
c. gimotear
Kaya left him standing there, whining like a baby, in the middle of the restaurant.Kaya lo dejó parado ahí, gimoteando como un bebé, en el medio del restaurante.
d. gañir (dog)
Our dog whined for us to let him go outside.Nuestro perro gañió para que lo dejáramos salir afuera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to complain noisily)
a. decir quejumbroso
Fernando whined, "I had never taken such a crushing blow."Fernando dijo quejumbroso: "Nunca me habían dado un golpe tan apabullante. "
b. decir lloriqueando
Peter whined his sad tale to his mother, hoping for sympathy.Peter le dijo lloriqueando su triste historia a su mamá, con la esperanza de lograr su simpatía.
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