Translation of complain in Spanish:

complain

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpleɪn/

vi

  • quejarse, reclamar to complain to sb about sth quejarse a algn por algo I complained to the neighbors about the noise me quejé a los vecinos por el ruido they're always complaining siempre están quejándose or reclamando or protestando I can't complain no me puedo quejar they complained about working conditions protestaron por las condiciones de trabajo to complain of sth quejarse de algo she complained of a headache se quejó de dolor de cabeza, se quejó de que le dolía la cabeza
    More example 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.

vt

  • you're hurting me, she complained —me haces daño —protestó or se quejó he complained that no one took him seriously se quejó de que nadie lo tomaba en serio

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