gripe
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
gripe(
grayp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(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).
Another disgruntled customer called with a gripe.Otro cliente descontento llamó con una queja.
2. (medicine)
a. el retortijón de tripa
(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).
Martha experienced severe gripes when she was pregnant.Martha experimentó retortijones de tripa graves cuando estaba embarazada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to complain)
a. quejarse
Sam is so busy griping about what he doesn't have that he doesn't enjoy what he does have.Sam está tan ocupado quejándose de lo que no tiene que no disfruta lo que sí tiene.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bother)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. molestar
It really gripes me when I ask you to help with the dishes and you just keep watching TV.Me molesta de verdad cuando te pido que me ayudes con los platos y sigues viendo la tele.
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gripe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
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).
(complaint)
what's your gripe?¿qué tripa se te ha roto?
gripe water(medicamento m) carminativo m, agua de anís
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (colloquial)
a. quejarse (complain)
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gripe [ɡraɪp]
noun
1 (complaint) queja (f)
2 (Med) (also gripes) retortijón (m) de tripas
intransitive verb
(complain) quejarse;about de;
transitive verb
(anger) dar rabia a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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