cry
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cry(
kray
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to weep)
a. llorar
What's the matter? Why are you crying?¿Qué te pasa? ¿Por qué lloras?
2. (to shout)
a. gritar
People ran out of the burning building crying.La gente salió corriendo y gritando del edificio en llamas.
3. (animal sound)
a. chillar
The baby kittens were crying for their mother.Los gatitos chillaban por su mamá.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (shout)
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 cry from the street below and looked out the window to see what was happening.Oí un grito de la calle abajo y miré por la ventana para ver lo que estaba pasando.
b. la llamada
(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 fireman rushed toward the sounds of the cries for help.El bombero corrió hacia el sonido de las llamadas de socorro.
c. el pregón
(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).
As I emerged from the tunnels of the subway, I could hear the cries of the street vendors.Al salir de los túneles del metro, podía escuchar los pregones de los vendedores ambulantes.
d. el chillido
(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 love hearing the happy cries of children playing in the street.Me encanta oír los chillidos alegres de los niños jugando en la calle.
5. (animal sound)
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).
Walking home alone at night, she was startled by the cry of a wolf.Caminando a casa sola por la noche, se sorprendió al escuchar el aullido de un lobo.
6. (slogan)
a. el lema
(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 battle cry of the American Revolution was "victory or death."El lema de batalla de la revolución americana fue "victoria o muerte".
b. el slogan
(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 cry of the electric car movement is, "Move yourself with electricity."El slogan del movimiento de los coches eléctricos es, "Muévete con electricidad."
7. (weeping)
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).
I heard a sad cry coming from my brother's bedroom, so I went to see what the matter was.Escuché un llanto triste que venía del cuarto de mi hermano, así que fui a ver qué le pasaba.
8. (demand)
a. la petición
(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 town’s cry for parking reforms was finally heard by the mayor.La petición del pueblo para una reforma del estacionamiento por fin fue escuchada por el alcalde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to shout)
a. gritar
The crowd on the street cried insults at the CEO as he walked into the courthouse.La multitud en la calle le gritaba insultos al director cuando entraba en el palacio de justicia.
10. (to weep)
a. llorar
She cried tears of joy when her husband returned home from the war.Lloró lágrimas de alegría cuando su esposo volvió de la guerra.
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cry
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (call; of person, animal)
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).
2. (in demonstration)
a. la consigna
(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).
to give a crydar un grito
a cry of painun grito de dolor
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a cry for helpuna petición de ayuda
it's a far cry from what was promisedno tiene nada que ver con lo que se prometió
4. (weeping)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have a good cryllorar abundantemente
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (exclaim)
a. exclamar
6. (weep)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she cried herself to sleeplloró hasta quedarse dormida
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (weep)
a. llorar
to cry over somethingllorar por algo
8. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
there's no point in crying over spilled milka lo hecho, pecho
9. (shout, call)
a. gritar
to cry for helpgritar pidiendo ayuda
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cry [kraɪ]
noun
1 (call, shout) grito (m); (howl) [of animal] aullido (m); [of street vendor] pregón (m)
to give a cry of surprise dar un grito de sorpresa; "jobs, not bombs" was their cry su grito de guerra fue —trabajo sí, bombas no; a cry for help un grito de socorro or auxilio; una llamada de socorro or auxilio; the hounds were in full cry los perros seguían de cerca la presa; the crowd was in full cry after him la multitud lo perseguía con gritos; the newspapers are in full cry over the scandal la prensa ha puesto el grito en el cielo por el escándalo
it's a far cry from that
2 (watchword) lema (m); slogan (m)
3 (weep) llanto (m)
to have a cry llorar; she had a good cry lloró largamente
intransitive verb
1 (call out, shout) gritar; llamar (en voz alta)
they are crying for his resignation piden a gritos que dimita; he cried (out) with pain dio un grito de dolor; to cry for help/mercy pedir socorro/clemencia a voces
2 (weep) llorar
he was crying for his mother lloraba por su madre; I cried for joy lloraba de alegría; she was crying with rage lloraba de rabia; I laughed till I cried terminé llorando de la risa; I'll give him something to cry about! le voy a dar de qué llorar; to cry over sth llorar por algo
I'm crying over things that happened years ago nowadays she cried over anything Monica Nickell revealed that she didn't cry over Rachel's brutal death on Wimbledon Common a tough guy who cries over a song
it's no good crying over spilt milk a lo hecho, pecho
transitive verb
1 (also cry out) (call) gritar; [+warning] lanzar a gritos; [+wares] pregonar
2
to cry o.s. to sleep llorar hasta dormirse
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críes you raise
The word críes is the present subjunctive form of criar in the second person singular. See the full criar conjugation.
criar
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criar(
kryahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to nurture)
a. to raise
Mis padres me criaron en la fe cristiana.My parents raised me in the Christian faith.
b. to bring up
Ha criado a tres hijos ella sola.She brought up three children by herself.
2. (to give milk to)
a. to breastfeed (with breast milk)
La nodriza criaba al bebé en lugar de la madre.The wet nurse breastfed the baby instead of the mother.
b. to feed (with bottle)
Estoy criando a mi bebé con leche maternizada.I'm feeding my baby on formula milk.
c. to suckle (animal)
La perra criaba a los gatitos como si fueran suyos.The bitch suckled the kittens as if they were her own.
3. (stockbreeding)
a. to raise
Este año voy a criar más vacas.I'm going to raise more cows this year.
b. to keep
¿Sabías que mis vecinos crían pollos?Did you know that my neighbors kept chickens?
c. to breed (allowing reproduction)
Mis tíos criaban pavos en su granja.My uncle and aunt bred turkeys on their farm.
4. (to cultivate)
a. to grow
Quiero criar setas en casa.I'd like to grow mushrooms at home.
5. (winemaking)
a. to age
La bodega cría todos sus vinos en barricas de roble.The winery ages all its wine in oak barrels.
6. (to produce)
a. to get
Tengo que comer menos porque estoy criando barriga.I need to eat less because I'm getting a belly.
b. to gather (dust or filth)
Esa lámpara rota está ahí criando polvo.That broken lamp is just gathering dust there.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si los alimentos crían moho, deshágase de ellos inmediatamente.If food goes moldy, get rid of it straight away.
El hombre aullaba mientras sus manos y sus brazos empezaban a criar vello.The man howled as his hands and arms became hairy.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to nurse)
a. to breastfeed (woman)
Me dijo Estefanía que no podía criar.Estefanía told me that she was unable to breastfeed.
8. (to have litters)
a. to breed
Estas cerdas no están listas para criar aún.These sows aren't ready to breed yet.
9. (to mature)
a. to be aged
Nuestro tequila ha criado en barricas durante cinco años.Our tequila has been aged in wooden barrels for five years.
criarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
10. (to develop)
a. to grow up (person)
Mi padre se crió en las montañas.My father grew up in the mountains.
b. to be brought up (person)
Me crié con mis abuelos porque mis padres tuvieron que irse a trabajar al extranjero.I was brought up by my grandparents as my parents had to go and work abroad.
c. to be bred (animal)
Todas las aves que vendemos se crían aquí.All the birds we sell are bred here.
d. to be reared (person or animal)
Estos tigres se criaron en cautividad.These tigers were reared in captivity.
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criar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (animales)
a. to breed, to rear
2. (flores, árboles)
a. to grow
3. (educar)
a. to bring up
nos criaron en el respeto a los demáswe were brought up to respect others
4. (amamantar; sujeto: mujer)
a. to breastfeed
5. (sujeto: animal)
a. to suckle
6. (vino)
a. to mature
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (crecer)
a. to grow up
8. (educarse)
a. to be educated
el cachorro se crió en cautividadthe cub was reared in captivity
9. (reproducirse)
a. to breed
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criar
transitive verb
1 (educar) [+niño] to bring up; raise; especialmente (EEUU)
los crió su abuela hasta los diez años they were brought up o raised by their grandmother till they were ten
no me veo capacitado para criar a un hijo
Dios los cría y ellos se juntan birds of a feather flock together
2 (amamantar) to nurse; suckle; feed
al niño lo crió su tía the baby was nursed o suckled o fed by his aunt; criar con biberón to bottle-feed; criar con el pecho to breast-feed
3 [+ganado] to rear; raise; [+aves de corral] to breed; (para competición) to breed
se dedica a criar caballos de carreras No sé a qué perros debemos criar y qué perros debemos adquirir areas dedicadas en parte a criar venados para las monterías se necesita más cantidad de una sustancia, se pueden criar más terneros el hombre empezó a criar en granjas diferentes animales de peletería Han logrado criar pollos y pavos, y están tratando de cultivar hortalizas. algunas hasta se han animado a criar gallinas y pavos
cría cuervos (que te sacarán los ojos)
qué mala suerte tuvo con sus hijos; ya sabes, cría cuervos ... she's been so unlucky with her children, after all she's done for them they've repaid her with nothing but ingratitude
4 [+hortalizas] to grow
un lugar paradisíaco para criar patata
criar malvas
ya está criando malvas he's pushing up the daisies (familiar)
Ya ve que incluso la Union Liberal pasó por un mal período en cuanto el viejo O,Donnell se fue a criar malvas
5 (producir)
los perros crían pulgas dogs get fleas
este pan ha criado moho
criar barriga to get a belly (familiar); criar carnes to put on weight; esta tierra no cría malas hierbas this soil doesn't produce any weeds; criar polvo to gather dust
las casas cerradas crían mucho polvo si no te lavas la cabeza con frecuencia vas a criar piojos ir de un macdonald's a un Wendy's y hala, a criar barriga y culo solo se dedican a comer bien y a criar una buena panza de no hacer ejercicio estoy criando culo
intransitive verb
1 (tener crías) to breed
la gaviota suele criar en las rocas seagulls usually breed on rocks
los flamencos rosas han vuelto a criar en esta zona húmeda muchas aves acuden a esta zona para criar: fochas, patos, somormujos 30 parejas de milanos, que han logrado criar en roca en lugar de su hábitat natural nuestros conejos crian varias veces al año las ratas son los animales que más crian
2 (madurar) [+vino] to age; mature
este vino puesto a criar tiene una concentración alcohólica de 14-15
pronominal verb
criarse to grow up
se criaron juntos they grew up together; se ha criado con sus abuelos he was brought up o raised by his grandparents
criarse en buena cuna o en buenos pañales to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
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