In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1quejarsereclamarto complain to sb about sth — quejarse a algn por algo
- to complain of sth — quejarse de algo
- I complained to the neighbors about the noise — me quejé a los vecinos por el ruido
- they're always complaining — siempre están quejándose / reclamando / protestando
- I can't complain — no me puedo quejar
- they complained about working conditions — protestaron por las condiciones de trabajo
- she complained of a headache — se quejó de dolor de cabeza
1you're hurting me, she complained — —me haces daño —protestó / se quejó
- he complained that no one took him seriously — se quejó de que nadie lo tomaba en serio
- People always complain about the lack of explanation.
- Authors complain loud enough when their publishers don't do it.
- In the late 1970s, even critics complained about the shortage of actresses in major roles.
- Part of this comes from her old-fashioned view that one does not complain about such annoyances.
- The pensioner complained to the President about a lack of plumbing in her village.
- The young have complained to me that the trouble with our leadership is that when they explain, it insults their intelligence.
- Customers have been complaining for years about the broken, ailing equipment and leisure officials are pleading for more visitors.
- McClelland put air conditioning in a local church, and the pastor never complained about the noise again.
- I imagine the police coming when a neighbor complains about the smell from the drains.
- Indeed, graduates have complained bitterly about a lack of school identity and diversity.
- Mrs Owen complained to an attendant but was dissatisfied with the response.
- If I were a cyclist, I'd be complaining to the local council.
- Critics have also complained bitterly that the board failed to release financial records despite promises to do so.
- In Mumbai restaurants, customers were complaining about the quality of onions they were being served.
- This lawlessness had led locals to hold protest marches and complain about the lack of action by police.
- He complained to the local authority about the noises and smells from his neighbour's farm.
- A rail passenger travelling from Montreal to New York City complained to the guard that his seat was lumpy.
- Still, he is not complaining too loudly.
- Approaching my last year and a half, I was given bad dates to register until I finally got really fed up and complained to the dean.
- She said local people had complained bitterly about the lack of notice for the plan to extend the deadline by a year.
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