se queja
se queja
1. (protests; third person singular) 
Si se queja, dale el libro de reclamaciones.If he complains, give the complaints book to him.
Aunque a veces se queja, yo sé que en el fondo le encanta su trabajo.Although she complains sometimes, I know that she loves her job deep down.
2. (formal) (protest; second person singular) 
Siempre se queja de que no tiene tiempo libre, pero luego, cuando no trabaja, se aburre.You always complain that you don't have any free time, but then you get bored when you aren't working.
3. (expresses pain; third person singular) 
Se queja de un dolor de espalda persistente, que no desaparece con el analgésico.He complains of persistent back pain, that won't disappear with the analgesic.
Cuando se queja, será que le duele de verdad. Antonia no es una persona quejumbrosa.When she complains, she must be in real pain. Antonia is not a whining person.
4. (formal) (express pain; second person singular) 
Si se queja continuamente, nadie le hará caso cuando esté enfermo de verdad.If you constantly complain, no one will listen to you when you're really ill.
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