grumble
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grumble(
gruhm
-
buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (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).
Grumbles filled the room when the boss told us we'd have to work overtime.La sala se llenó de quejas cuando el jefe nos dijo que tendríamos que trabajar horas extra.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to complain)
a. quejarse
Stop grumbling and do your chores already!¡Deja de quejarte y haz tus quehaceres de una vez!
b. refunfuñar
Are you going to do something about the problem or are you going to keep grumbling?¿Vas a hacer algo del problema o vas a seguir refunfuñando?
3. (to make noise)
a. gruñir
Are you hungry? I thought I heard your stomach grumble.¿Tienes hambre? Me pareció que te gruñía el estómago.
b. retumbar (thunder)
Our dog hid under the couch when it heard the thunder grumble.Nuestro perro se escondió debajo del sofá cuando oyó retumbar un trueno.
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grumble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
she obeyed without so much as a grumbleobedeció sin rechistar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (person)
a. quejarse
3. (stomach)
a. gruñir
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grumble [ˈɡrʌmbl]
noun
1 (complaint) queja (f)
2 (noise) retumbo (m)
intransitive verb
1 (complain) quejarse;about de
2 [+thunder] retumbar (a lo lejos)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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