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American English: /kəmˈpleɪn/
British English: /kəmˈpleɪn/

Translation of complain in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • to complain to somebody about something
    quejarse a alguien 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 something
    quejarse de algo
    she complained of a headache
    se quejó de dolor de cabeza
    se quejó de que le dolía la cabeza
    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.

transitive verb

  • 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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