el quejido
-the moan
See the entry for quejido.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (general)
a. moan
Emiliano soltó un quejido cuando su madre le limpió la herida con alcohol.Emiliano let out a moan when his mother cleaned his wound with rubbing alcohol.
b. groan
Por el quejido que dio el delantero al caer, era evidente que se había lesionado.From the groan that the forward let out when he went down, it was obvious that he was injured.
c. cry
Por todo el campo se escuchaban los quejidos de los soldados heridos.All over the field, the cries of wounded soldiers could be heard.
d. whine
Los quejidos lastimeros venían de un perro atropellado.The pitiful whines were coming from a dog that had been run over.
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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. (general)
a. cry, moan
(gemido) moan; groan; (lloriqueo) whine
dar quejidos (gemir) to moan; groan; (lloriquear) to whine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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