whine
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whine(
wayn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (noise by a person or animal)
a. el gemido
(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).
"I don't want to go to school," she said with a whine."No quiero ir a la escuela," dijo con un gemido.
b. el quejido
(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).
Robby let out a whine when his ice cream fell on the floor.Robby dejó oír un quejido cuando su helado cayó en el piso.
c. el gañido
(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).
(dog)
Fido let out a whine as Sara left him in his kennel alone.Fido soltó un gañido cuando Sara lo dejó solo en su perrera.
2. (noise by a machine or a bullet)
a. el silbido
(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).
Frank fell down in fear when the whine of a bullet came too close to his head.Frank cayó al piso aterrado cuando el silbido de una bala pasó muy cerca de su cabeza.
b. el chirrido
(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).
I heard the unmistakable whine of a tractor in the distance.Oí el chirrido inconfundible de un tractor en la distancia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to complain)
a. quejarse
Stop whining about your homework and do it.Deja de estarte quejando de tu tarea y hazla.
b. lloriquear
He's still whining about his team losing the championship.Sigue lloriqueando porque su equipo perdió el campeonato.
4. (to make a complaining cry)
a. gemir
Why is Ricardo whining? - He stubbed his toe.¿Por qué gime Ricardo? - Se dio un golpe en el dedo gordo.
b. lloriquear
The baby has been whining for hours.La bebé lleva horas lloriqueando.
c. gimotear
Kaya left him standing there, whining like a baby, in the middle of the restaurant.Kaya lo dejó parado ahí, gimoteando como un bebé, en el medio del restaurante.
d. gañir (dog)
Our dog whined for us to let him go outside.Nuestro perro gañió para que lo dejáramos salir afuera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to complain noisily)
a. decir quejumbroso
Fernando whined, "I had never taken such a crushing blow."Fernando dijo quejumbroso: "Nunca me habían dado un golpe tan apabullante. "
b. decir lloriqueando
Peter whined his sad tale to his mother, hoping for sympathy.Peter le dijo lloriqueando su triste historia a su mamá, con la esperanza de lograr su simpatía.
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whine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person, animal)
a. el gemido
(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).
2. (of machine)
a. el chirrido
(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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (in pain)
a. gimotear
4. (complain)
a. quejarse
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whine [waɪn]
noun
[of dog] gemido (m); (louder) gañido (m); [of child] quejido (m); [of siren, bullet] silbido (m)
... he said in a whine [+child] ... dijo lloriqueando; [+adult] ... dijo quejumbroso or quejándose
intransitive verb
1 (make noise) [+dog] gemir; (louder) gañir; [+child] lloriquear; gimotear; [+siren, bullet] silbar
the dog was whining to be let in
2 (complain) quejarse
it's just a scratch, stop whining no es más que un arañazo, deja de quejarte; to whine about sth [+adult] quejarse de algo; [+child] lloriquear or gimotear por algo
they are constantly whining about how little they get paid
don't come whining to me about it no vengas a quejarte a mí
"I'll never pass my exams!" Cynthia whined like the spoiled child she was
transitive verb
[+adult] decir quejumbroso or quejándose; [+child] decir lloriqueando or gimoteando
"it has happened again," he whined
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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