quejarse de

quejarse de(
keh
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hahr
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seh
 
deh
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to protest)
a. to complain about
Siempre te quejas de todo.You're always complaining about everything.
b. to whine about
Basta de quejarte de la comida. No es tan mala.Stop whining about the food. It's not that bad.
c. to moan about
Mi tía siempre se quejaba de su mala suerte.My aunt would always moan about her bad luck.
d. to grumble about
¡Deja de quejarte de que tienes que cortar el césped y empieza de una buena vez!Stop grumbling about having to mow the lawn, and start at once!
2. (to express pain)
a. to moan in
El hombre herido se quejaba de dolor.The wounded man moaned in pain.
b. to groan in
La anciana se quejó de dolor cuando el médico le dobló la rodilla.The old lady groaned in pain when the doctor bent her knee.
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