quejarse

pron.v.
1 to complain.
siempre está quejándose del frío que hace en este país (refunfuñar) he's always complaining about how cold it is in this country
no sé de qué te quejas I don't know what you're complaining about
quejarse de vicio (informal) to complain about nothing
2 to moan, to groan (expresar dolor, pena).
últimamente se queja mucho de la espalda recently she's been complaining a lot that her back hurts
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quejarse
verbo pronominal
1 (de descontento) to complain (de, about)
¡no te quejes! stop complaining!
2 (de dolor) to moan, groan
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verb
to complain
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VPR
1) (=reclamar) [gen] to complain (de about, of)
[refunfuñando] to grumble (de about, at) [protestando] to protest (de about, at)

quejarse a la dirección — to complain to the management

quejarse de que — to complain (about the fact) that

se quejó de que nadie lo escuchaba — he complained that nobody listened to him

quejarse de vicio — * to be always complaining

2) (=gemir) [gen] to moan, groan; [lloriqueando] to whine
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verbo pronominal
a) (protestar) to complain; (refunfuñar) to grumble

después no te quejes — don't go complaining afterward(s)

quejarse DE algo/alguien — to complain about something/somebody

b) (de una afección, un dolor)

quejarse DE algo — to complain of something

c) (gemir) to moan, groan
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= complain, grieve, grumble, protest, remonstrate, moan, whinge [winge], be (all) up in arms, voice + complaint, whine, niggle, carp, groan, rail against, cry + foul, fuss, grouch (about), whimper.
Ex. Then he complained to the reference librarian and said, 'Well, you have one edition under one title and another edition under another title'.
Ex. If we take Cindi, Albert will almost surely grieve.
Ex. Staff have continually grumbled about this extra effort.
Ex. 'He's building himself a small empire,' one protested bitterly.
Ex. 'I'd love to be able to get them off my back', he remonstrated with a deep sigh.
Ex. The article 'Don't you weep, don't you moan: a sermon on entrepreneurship for acquisitions librarians' urges librarians to become entrepreneurial, to market their services, and to become visible.
Ex. The advice is summarized under the headings: be positive; be honest; be exact; and don't whinge.
Ex. And everyone who reads, writes, sings, does research, or teaches should be up in arms but the real question is why so few people are complaining.
Ex. Occasional users did not, as a rule, voice complaints.
Ex. Nothing you can do about that so no use whining.
Ex. The House of Commons passed the week in niggling without result over a profusion of theoretical issues.
Ex. You who carped that the 007 films had devolved into a catalog of fresh gadgets and stale puns, eat crow.
Ex. Young kids like listening to these shaggy dog stories, but don't usually 'get it', while parents generally groan over the punch lines.
Ex. She has vented her frustration over the nation's over-zealous traffic wardens and railed against the littered streets.
Ex. Hillary has put her cards on the table and her supporters still do not cry foul.
Ex. A baby who fusses, cries or displays other colicky symptoms is most likely reacting quite negatively to something that his or her mother is eating.
Ex. You can choose to grouch about what they don't have OR open your mind up and see what they have to offer.
Ex. My baby is 2 months old, he spends most of his waking time either whining or whimpering, only occasionally seems content.
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* quejarse de = deplore, bemoan.
* quejarse en vano = bay at + the moon, bark at + the moon.
* sin quejarse = uncomplaining, uncomplainingly.
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verbo pronominal
a) (protestar) to complain; (refunfuñar) to grumble

después no te quejes — don't go complaining afterward(s)

quejarse DE algo/alguien — to complain about something/somebody

b) (de una afección, un dolor)

quejarse DE algo — to complain of something

c) (gemir) to moan, groan
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= complain, grieve, grumble, protest, remonstrate, moan, whinge [winge], be (all) up in arms, voice + complaint, whine, niggle, carp, groan, rail against, cry + foul, fuss, grouch (about), whimper.

Ex: Then he complained to the reference librarian and said, 'Well, you have one edition under one title and another edition under another title'.

Ex: If we take Cindi, Albert will almost surely grieve.
Ex: Staff have continually grumbled about this extra effort.
Ex: 'He's building himself a small empire,' one protested bitterly.
Ex: 'I'd love to be able to get them off my back', he remonstrated with a deep sigh.
Ex: The article 'Don't you weep, don't you moan: a sermon on entrepreneurship for acquisitions librarians' urges librarians to become entrepreneurial, to market their services, and to become visible.
Ex: The advice is summarized under the headings: be positive; be honest; be exact; and don't whinge.
Ex: And everyone who reads, writes, sings, does research, or teaches should be up in arms but the real question is why so few people are complaining.
Ex: Occasional users did not, as a rule, voice complaints.
Ex: Nothing you can do about that so no use whining.
Ex: The House of Commons passed the week in niggling without result over a profusion of theoretical issues.
Ex: You who carped that the 007 films had devolved into a catalog of fresh gadgets and stale puns, eat crow.
Ex: Young kids like listening to these shaggy dog stories, but don't usually 'get it', while parents generally groan over the punch lines.
Ex: She has vented her frustration over the nation's over-zealous traffic wardens and railed against the littered streets.
Ex: Hillary has put her cards on the table and her supporters still do not cry foul.
Ex: A baby who fusses, cries or displays other colicky symptoms is most likely reacting quite negatively to something that his or her mother is eating.
Ex: You can choose to grouch about what they don't have OR open your mind up and see what they have to offer.
Ex: My baby is 2 months old, he spends most of his waking time either whining or whimpering, only occasionally seems content.
* quejarse de = deplore, bemoan.
* quejarse en vano = bay at + the moon, bark at + the moon.
* sin quejarse = uncomplaining, uncomplainingly.

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quejarse [A1 ]
v pron
1 (protestar) to complain; (refunfuñar) to grumble, moan (colloq)
luego no vengas quejándote don't come complaining to me afterward(s)
quejarse DE algo/algn to complain ABOUT sth/sb
¿de qué te quejas? what are you complaining about?
si te quejas de tus vecinos, tendrías que conocer a los míos if you think your neighbors are bad, you should meet mine!
2 (de una afección, un dolor) quejarse DE algo to complain OF sth
se queja de que le duele el pecho or de un dolor de pecho she's complaining of chest pains
3 (gemir) to moan, groan
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quejarse (conjugate quejarse) verbo pronominal
a) (protestar) to complain;

(refunfuñar) to grumble;
quejarse DE algo/algn to complain about sth/sb
b) (de una afección, un dolor) quejarse DE algo to complain of sth

c) (gemir) to moan, groan

quejarse verbo reflexivo
1 to complain [de, about]
2 (de dolor) to groan, moan
'quejarse' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
dolerse
- lamentarse
- protestar
- valer
- vicio
English:
beneath
- bluster
- carry on
- complain
- go on
- grouse
- moan
- nag
- report
- the
- whine
- complaint
- grievance
- grumble
- protest
- remonstrate
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quejarse vpr
1. [lamentarse] to groan, to moan;
últimamente se queja mucho de la espalda recently she's been complaining a lot that her back hurts
2. [protestar] to complain;
[refunfuñar] to moan;
siempre está quejándose del frío que hace en este país he's always complaining about how cold it is in this country;
se quejó por la lentitud de la conexión he complained about how slow the connection was;
no sé de qué te quejas I don't know what you're complaining about;
Comp
Fam
quejarse de vicio to complain about nothing
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quejarse
v/r
1 complain (a to;
de about)
2 de dolor moan, groan
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quejarse vr
1) : to complain
2) : to groan, to moan
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quejarse vb
1. (protestar) to complain / to moan
siempre se queja de algo he's always moaning about something
2. (gritar de dolor) to moan / to groan

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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