grouch

grouch(
grauch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (person who grumbles)
a. el gruñón
(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).
(M)
, la gruñona
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hattie is always a grouch when she wakes up in the mornings.Hattie siempre está hecha una gruñona cuando se despierta a la mañana.
b. el cascarrabias
(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).
(M)
, la cascarrabias
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I may be an old grouch, but I'm the one who's paying for all this.Puede que sea un viejo cascarrabias, pero soy yo el que paga todo esto.
2. (complaint)
a. la queja
(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).
(F)
My only real grouch was that there was no wi-fi in the hotel room.En realidad mi única queja fue que no hubiera Wi-Fi en la habitación del hotel.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to grumble)
a. refunfuñar
Sally spent the whole journey grouching about how uncomfortable she was.Sally se pasó todo el viaje refunfuñando porque estaba incómoda.
b. rezongar
He went about his farm chores grouching and cursing.Hacía sus tareas en la granja rezongando y maldiciendo.
c. quejarse
What have you got to grouch about? You don't have three kids to look after.¿De qué te quejas? No tienes tres hijos que cuidar.
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grouch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el gruñón(ona)
(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).
(M)
la gruñón(ona)
(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).
(F)
2. (complaint)
a. la queja
(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).
(F)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. refunfuñar
grouch [ɡraʊtʃ]
intransitive verb
refunfuñar; quejarse
noun
1 (person) refunfuñónonarefunfuñona (m) (f);ona refunfuñona cascarrabias (m)
2 (complaint) queja (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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