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Subjunctiveyoconjugation ofquejarse.
Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofquejarse.
Preteriteyoconjugation ofquejarse.


A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to protest)
a. to complain
Voy a quejarme ante la administración acerca del mal servicio en este hotel.I am going to complain to management about the bad service in this hotel.
b. to whine
Pueden quejarse todo lo que quieran, pero no voy a cambiar mi decisión.You can whine all you want, but I'm not going to change my decision.
c. to moan
Deja de quejarte de tu falta de dinero y haz algo para cambiar tu situación.Stop moaning about your lack of money and do something to change your situation.
d. to grumble
Él siempre se está quejando de la mala comida que le dan en la escuela.He is always grumbling about the bad meals they serve at school.
2. (to express pain)
a. to whine
El paciente se retorcía y se quejaba sobre la camilla.The patient squirmed and whined on the stretcher.
b. to moan
Él tenía dolor de estómago y estuvo quejándose toda la noche.He had a stomach ache and was moaning all night.
c. to groan
Mi perro se comió una barra entera de mantequilla y ahora se está quejando de dolor.My dog ate an entire stick of butter and now he is groaning in pain.
d. to complain
Mi mamá se queja de dolor en la cadera siempre que camina por un rato.My mom complains about hip pain whenever she walks for a while.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (protestar)
a. to complain
2. (refunfuñar)
a. to moan
siempre está quejándose del frío que hace en este paíshe's always complaining about how cold it is in this country
no sé de qué te quejasI don't know what you're complaining about
3. (colloquial)
quejarse de vicioto complain about nothing
4. (expresar dolor, pena)
a. to moan, to groan
últimamente se queja mucho de la espaldarecently she's been complaining a lot that her back hurts
pronominal verb
1 (reclamar) (gen) to complain;de about, of; (refunfuñando) to grumble;de about, at; (protestando) to protest;de about, at
quejarse a la dirección to complain to the management; quejarse de que to complain (about the fact) that; se quejó de que nadie lo escuchaba he complained that nobody listened to him; quejarse de vicio to be always complaining
2 (gemir) (gen) to moan; groan; (lloriqueando) to whine
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