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American English: /moʊn/
British English: /məʊn/

Translation of moan in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (with pain, grief) the wind was moaning in the chimney/the trees
    el viento gemía en la chimenea/entre los árboles [literary]
    Example sentences
    • I don't think a web site has actually made me physically moan with anticipation and pleasure before now.
    • The mash had just the right amount of truffle oil and a general richness to make you moan with pleasure and the gravy was unbelievable.
    • Panforte, panettone and nougat to drool over and an Italian wine list to make oenophiles moan with pleasure.
  • 2 (complain) (British) [derogatory]to moan (about something) moan, moan, moan, that's all you ever do
    quejarte y quejarte, eso es lo único que sabes hacer
    she's a moaning minnie (British) [colloquial]
    es una llorona [colloquial]
    es una quejica (Spain) [colloquial]

transitive verb


  • 1 (of pain, grief, pleasure)
    Example sentences
    • Her soft moans of pleasure were a welcome sound to his ears as his lips
    • They both let out soft moans as waves of pleasure coursed through their bodies.
    • Picking up his chopsticks eagerly, he took a bite and gave a low moan of pleasure at its delicious taste.
  • 2 (complaint) (British) [colloquial]
    (no plural)
    queja (feminine)
    to have a moan about something
    quejarse de algo
    Example sentences
    • I'd love it if they'd put up a fight against his nomination, but I seriously doubt they will beyond a few moans and groans for theater.
    • When the draw was made it was met by a few moans and groans from the lads.
    • The pupils come to me with their moans and groans, but I have heard nothing regarding them being attacked.
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