nag

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nag(
nahg
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hassle)
a. fastidiar
Joe is tired of his mother-in-law nagging him all day to go find a job.Joe está cansado de que su suegra lo fastidie todo el día para que busque trabajo.
b. dar lata a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Don't nag me so much. I can't take it anymore!No me des tanta lata. ¡Ya no lo aguanto!
c. dar la lata a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you would quit nagging me, I'll finish my coffee and then I'll wash the dishes.Si dejas de darme la lata, terminaré mi café y luego lavaré los platos.
d. estar encima de
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The new Spanish teacher nags us all day to correct our pronunciation.El nuevo profesor de español nos está encima todo el día corrigiéndonos la pronunciación.
e. regañar
My mom's been nagging me all day to do my homework.Mi mamá lleva todo el día regañándome para que haga mis tareas.
2. (to worry)
a. remorder
The way that she had yelled at her students caused Frida's conscience to nag her all night.La manera en que les había gritado a sus alumnos le hizo remorder la conciencia a Frida toda la noche.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Adam was nagged by doubts about his relationship with Amy.A Adam le acosaban las dudas sobre su relación con Amy.
Something has been nagging me about the case.Hay algo del caso que me sigue preocupando.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to hassle; used with "at")
a. fastidiar a
Ricky's boss kept nagging at him to finish the report.El jefe de Ricky no paraba de fastidiarlo para que terminara el informe.
b. dar lata a
Josh finally married Liana to get her to stop nagging at him.Josh se casó por fin con Liana para que dejara de darle lata.
c. regañar
When I have kids, I don't want to be nagging all day like my mom used to do.Cuando yo tenga hijos, no quiero pasarme el día entero regañando como hacía mi mamá.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(horse)
a. el rocín
(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).
(M)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Don Quixote sallied forth on his emaciated nag to find someone to knight him.Don Quijote salió en su rocín demacrado a buscar quien lo armara caballero.
b. el jaco
(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).
(M)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
You're going to bet your money on that nag?¿Le vas a apostar tu dinero al jaco ese?
5. (annoying person)
a. el latoso
(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).
(M)
, la latosa
(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).
(F)
Don't be such a nag! I'm already on it!¡Deja de ser un latoso! ¡Ya estoy haciendo lo que me dijiste!
b. el gruñón
(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).
(M)
, la gruñona
(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).
(F)
Pedro is stressed because his wife is a nag.Pedro está estresado porque su mujer es una gruñona.
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nag
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el pesado(a) m,f, latoso(a)
(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).
(M)
la pesado(a) m,f, latoso(a)
(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).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (of person)
a. fastidiar
b. dar la lata a
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
3. (of doubt)
a. asaltar
to nag somebody into doing somethingdar la lata a alguien para que haga algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. fastidiar, dar la lata
to nag at somebody to do somethingdar la lata a alguien para que haga algo
her conscience was nagging at her to go to the policetenía remordimientos de conciencia que le impulsaban a acudir a la policía
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nag [næɡ]
transitive verb
1 (annoy) fastidiar; dar la lata a (informal)
stop nagging me! ¡deja ya de fastidiarme!; ¡deja ya de darme la lata! (informal); she nags me all day long se pasa el día fastidiándome; se pasa el día dándome la lata (informal)
to nag sb to do sth nag sb into doing sth dar la lata a algn para que haga algo (informal); fastidiar a algn para que haga algo (informal)
2 (scold) regañar
to nag sb for doing sth regañar a algn por hacer algo
3 (torment)
his conscience was nagging him le remordía la conciencia; he was nagged by doubts lo acosaban las dudas
intransitive verb
1 (annoy) fastidiar; dar la lata (informal)
2 (scold) regañar
she nags at me if I get it wrong
noun
gruñónonagruñona (m) (f);ona gruñona
nag [næɡ]
noun
(horse) rocín (m); jaco (m)
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