la riña
-the argument
See the entry for riña.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (dispute)
a. argument
Mi novio y yo tuvimos una riña, pero nos reconciliamos al día siguiente.My boyfriend and I had an argument, but we made up the following day.
b. quarrel
Los vecinos gritaban tanto que su riña se escuchaba desde la calle.My neighbors were shouting so loudly that the quarrel could be heard from the street.
2. (struggle)
a. brawl
La riña entre las dos bandas acabó con varios heridos.Several people were wounded in the brawl between the two gangs.
b. fight
La policía acudió para detener la riña entre dos borrachos.The police came to stop the fight between the two drunk people.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (prolonged dispute)
a. bickering
Cansado de las riñas constantes, el padre envió a uno de sus hijos a la casa de su abuela.Tired of the constant bickering, the father sent one of his children to his grandmother's house.
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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. (disputa)
a. quarrel
2. (pelea)
a. fight
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(discusión) quarrel; argument; (lucha) fight; brawl
riña de gallos cockfight
riña de perros dogfight; dogfighting
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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