In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(protestar) to complain(refunfuñar) to grumble(refunfuñar) to moan informalluego 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 / de un dolor de pecho — she's complaining of chest pains
3(gemir)to moanto groan
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