Translation of complain in Spanish:
- to complain
tosomebody aboutsomethingI complained to the neighbors about the noisequejarse aalguien poralgothey're always complainingme quejé a los vecinos por el ruidoI can't complainsiempre están quejándose or reclamando or protestandothey complained about working conditionsno me puedo quejarto complainprotestaron por las condiciones de trabajo ofsomethingshe complained of a headachequejarse dealgose quejó de dolor de cabezase quejó de que le dolía la cabezaExample sentences
- She said local people had complained bitterly about the lack of notice for the plan to extend the deadline by a year.
- Mrs Owen complained to an attendant but was dissatisfied with the response.
- He complained to the local authority about the noises and smells from his neighbour's farm.
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