moan
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moan(
mon
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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. (long, low sound)
a. el gemido
(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).
I couldn't tell if the moans coming from the next room were of pain or pleasure.No podía distinguir si los gemidos que venían de la habitación de al lado eran de dolor o de placer.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(complaint) (United Kingdom)
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).
They sure are quick to have a moan at the referee when they think something's not fair.Sí que expresan una queja bien rápido al árbitro cuando algo no les parece justo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to groan)
a. gemir
I moaned with pain, as my head started throbbing.Gemí de dolor al tiempo que la cabeza empezaba a latirme.
4. (to complain; used with "about")
a. quejarse de
Local residents are moaning about the unruly tourists visiting our beaches this summer.Los residentes locales se están quejando de los turistas revoltosos que visitan nuestras playas este verano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to say with a moan)
a. decir gimiendo
"A tall man dressed in black took my bike," the girl moaned."Un hombre alto vestido de negro se llevó mi bici", dijo la niña gimiendo.
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moan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound)
a. el gemido
(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).
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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (make sound)
a. gemir
4. (complain)
a. quejarse
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moan [məʊn]
noun
1 (groan) [of person, wind, trees] gemido (m)
2 (complaint) queja (f)
intransitive verb
1 (groan) gemir
2 (complain) quejarse
they're moaning about the food again han vuelto a quejarse de la comida; she's always moaning about something siempre se está quejando de algo
transitive verb
1 (groan) decir gimiendo; decir con un gemido
2 (complain)
"why does it always have to be me?" he moaned —¿por qué siempre me toca a mí? —se quejó
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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I want to make you moan with pleasure
quiero hacerte gemir de placer
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