grief
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grief(
grif
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sorrow)
a. la pena
(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).
Everybody feels grief over the loss of a dear friend.Todo el mundo siente pena por la pérdida de un amigo cercano.
b. el pesar
(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 understand your grief. I have lost a child too.Entiendo tu pesar. Yo también perdí a un hijo.
c. la aflicción
(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 widow is still struggling to overcome her grief.La viuda todavía lucha por superar su aflicción.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inconvenience)
a. los problemas
(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 got a lot of grief for working with the competition.Trabajar con la competencia me trajo muchos problemas.
b. la guerra
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That student is always giving me grief in class.Ese alumno siempre me está dando guerra en clase.
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grief
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la dolor m, aflicción
(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 come to griefvenirse abajo
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
good grief!¡santo Dios!
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to give somebody grief (about something)dar la vara or la lata a alguien (con algo)
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grief [ɡriːf]
noun
1 (sorrow) pena (f); dolor (m)
to come to grief fracasar; ir al traste
2 (cause of sorrow) tristeza (f)
3 (Britain) (trouble)
to give sb grief dar problemas a algn; dar la vara a algn (informal)
The bank's been giving me grief about my overdraft The old heap had always given more grief than a car twice its age
4 (as exclamation)
good grief! ¡demonio!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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good grief
santo cielo, por Dios
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