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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (public event to express disapproval)
a. la protesta
(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)
There will be a protest against the new education bill this Saturday.Habrá una protesta de la nueva propuesta de ley de educación este sábado.
b. la manifestación
(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)
There were hundreds of protests because of what happened in Ayotzinapa.Hubo cientos de manifestaciones por lo sucedido en Ayotzinapa.
2. (expression of disapproval)
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).
(F)
I'm going to file a protest with your manager.Voy a registrar una queja con su gerente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to make a public protest)
a. protestar
Many people came out to protest against oil exploration in the Canary Islands.Muchas personas salieron a protestar contra las prospecciones petrolíferas en las Islas Canarias.
b. manifestarse
A number of women were protesting against the tax on sanitary products.Varias mujeres se manifestaban contra el impuesto sobre los productos sanitarios.
4. (to express disapproval)
a. protestar
I must protest; this new law is unconstitutional.Debo protestar; esta nueva ley es inconstitucional.
b. quejarse
I wrote to the council to protest about the new urban development plan.Escribí al ayuntamiento para quejarme del nuevo plan urbanístico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to assert)
a. declarar
The prisoner had protested his innocence for years.El prisionero había declarado su inocencia durante años.
b. manifestar
The arrested man protested that he'd never seen the woman before.El detenido manifestó que nunca antes había visto a la mujer.
6. (to demonstrate against)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. protestar contra
There were about fifty people in the square protesting the change in the law.Había unas cincuenta personas en la plaza que protestaban contra el cambio de la ley.
b. protestar por
Thousands of people joined together to protest the war.Miles de personas se unieron para protestar por la guerra.
7. (to complain about)
a. protestar contra
I'm going to write to the government to protest its treatment of refugees.Voy a escribir al gobierno para protestar contra su tratamiento de los refugiados.
b. quejarse de
Jamie protested the lousy food at the school cafeteria.Jamie se quejó de la comida asquerosa de la cafetería de la escuela.
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protest
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la protesta
(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)
to make a protestprotestar
to do something under protesthacer algo de mal grado
she resigned in protestdimitió en señal de protesta
protest songcanción protesta
protest votevoto de castigo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (protest against)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. protestar en contra de
3. (one's innocence, love)
a. declarar, manifestar
to protest that…declarar or manifestar que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. protestar
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protest
[ˈprəʊtest]
noun
(gen) protesta (f); (complaint) queja (f)
under protest bajo protesta; I'll do it but under protest lo haré pero que conste mi protesta; to make a protest hacer una protesta
[prəˈtest]
transitive verb
1 (complain) protestar
to protest that protestar diciendo que
2 (US) (complain about) protestar de
3 (dispute) poner reparos a
4 (affirm) [+one's love] declarar; afirmar
he protested his innocence declaró enérgicamente su inocencia
[prəˈtest]
intransitive verb
protestar
to protest at or against protestar de
[ˈprəʊtest]
modifier
protest demonstration protest march (n) manifestación (f) or marcha (f) (de protesta)
protest movement (n) movimiento (m) de protesta; movimiento (m) contestatario
protest song (n) canción (f) (de) protesta
protest vote (n) voto (m) de protesta
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