Translation of complain in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- quejarse, reclamar to complain
tosb aboutsth quejarse aalgn poralgo 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 ofsth quejarse dealgo she complained of a headache se quejó de dolor de cabeza, se 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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