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queja
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queja(
keh
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hah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (protest)
a. complaint
Puede presentar una queja por escrito ante las autoridades competentes.You can make an official complaint in writing to the competent authorities.
b. grumble (colloquial)
Cuando su padre le riñó, se marchó a la habitación farfullando quejas.When his father told him off, he went to his room mumbling grumbles.
c. grouse (colloquial)
¡Basta de quejas! ¡Compórtate como un adulto y haz frente a tus problemas!That's enough grouses! Be an adult and face your problems!
2. (cry)
a. groan
En todo el hospital resonaban las quejas de los heridos.The groans of the wounded echoed throughout the hospital.
b. moan
Las quejas del bebé indicaban que no se encontraba bien.The baby's moans indicated that she was not feeling well.
3. (bitterness)
a. grudge
¿Qué queja tendrá ella conmigo?I don't know what grudge she has against me!
b. resentment
Su queja se debía a la falta de atención por parte de sus padres.His resentment was due to his parents' lack of attention.
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queja
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (protesta)
a. complaint
presentar una quejato make o lodge a complaint
tener queja de algo/alguiento have a complaint about something/somebody
2. (lamento)
a. moan, groan
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queja
1 (reclamación) (gen) complaint; (refunfuñando) grumble; grouse (familiar); (con rencor) grudge; resentment
una queja infundada an unjustified complaint; presentar una queja to make o lodge a complaint; tener queja de algn to have a complaint to make about sb; tener motivo de queja to have cause for complaint; estoy harto de tus quejas I'm tired of your complaining
2 (gemido) moan; groan
queja de dolor groan of pain
3 (Jur) protest
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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