whining
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whining(
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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. (crying)
a. el lloriqueo
(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).
The baby's whining after his mother left went on for hours.El lloriqueo del bebé después de irse su mamá duró horas.
b. el gimoteo
(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).
When Dora broke her finger, she tried to be strong, but I could hear her whining.Cuando se le rompió el dedo a Dora, intentó ser fuerte, pero podía oír su gimoteo.
c. los quejidos
(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).
The sound of whining woke me. My teenage son's girlfriend had just broken up with him over the phone.Me despertaron unos quejidos. La novia de mi hijo adolescente acababa de romper con él por teléfono.
2. (complaining)
a. los quejidos
(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).
The whining about cheating began as soon as the results were announced.Los quejidos por engaños comenzaron tan pronto como se anunciaron los resultados.
b. los gemidos
(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 just want all that whining to stop so we can get on with more important topics.Solo quiero que se paren esos gemidos para poder pasar a temas más importantes.
c. el lloriqueo
(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'm sick of the constant whining every time I want you to do something.Estoy harta de todo ese lloriqueo cada vez que te mando a hacer algo.
d. el gimoteo
(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 am so sick of his whining about how unfair the process is.Estoy tan harto de su gimoteo sobre la injusticia del proceso.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (complaining)
a. llorón
She fell on her knees and cried like a whining baby.Cayó de rodillas y lloró como una bebé llorona.
b. chillón
I wish he'd keep his whining mouth shut!¡Ojalá mantuviera esa boca chillona cerrada!
c. quejumbroso
I can't stop thinking about that whining woman who wants us to solve her problems.No puedo dejar de pensar en esa mujer quejumbrosa que quiere que nosotros resolvamos sus problemas.
d. quejicoso
He's an obnoxious, whining jerk.Es un idiota desagradable y quejicoso.
e. quejica
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I can't believe that there are people who would actually vote for that whining baby.No puedo creer que haya gente que realmente votaría por ese bebé quejica.
4. (sound)
a. chirriante
I knew something was wrong with the engine because the whining sound just got louder and louder.Sabía que algo estaba mal con el motor porque el sonido chirriante se hacía cada vez más fuerte.
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whining [ˈwaɪnɪŋ]
adjective
1 (complaining) [+voice] quejumbroso; [+person] quejica (informal)
"please, Mummy," he said in a whining voice he'd had enough of French verbs and whining children
2
a whining sound (made by engine, machine) un sonido chirriante
"feedback" is the whining sound that is heard when a microphone is placed too close to an amplifier there was a loud whining sound coming from the engine
noun
1 (complaining) quejidos (m); gimoteo (m)
incessant whining, arguing and bad behaviour is bound to drive any parent to distraction His whining was littered with four-letter words
2 (sound) [of engine, machine] chirrido (m); [of siren] silbido (m); [of dog] gemido(s) (m)
plural
; (p)
(louder) gañido(s) (m)
plural
; (p)
the whining of an engine Just audible was the whining of a dog in the basement
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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