There are 2 translations of cry in Spanish:

cry1

Pronunciation: /kraɪ/

n (pl cries)

  • 1 c 1.1 (exclamation) grito (m) to give/let out a cry dar*/soltar* un grito there was a cry of 'man overboard!' se oyó un grito de '¡hombre al agua!' she heard cries for help oyó gritos de socorro her suicide attempt was a cry for help su intento de suicidio fue una llamada or un grito or (AmL tb) un llamado de socorro to be a far cry from sth ser* muy distinto de or a algo 1.2 (of street vendor) pregón (m) the cries of the newsboys los gritos de los vendedores de diarios 1.3 (no pl) (call — of seagull) chillido (m), reclamo (m); (— of hounds) aullido (m) to be in full cry the press were in full cry, demanding his resignation la prensa pedía a gritos su dimisión
  • 2 (weep) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) llanto (m) to have a cry llorar you'll feel better after a good cry te sentirás mejor después de un buen llanto

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There are 2 translations of cry in Spanish:

cry2

(cries, crying, cried)

vi

  • 1 (weep) llorar to make sb cry hacer* llorar a algn we laughed till we cried nos reímos hasta que se nos saltaron las lágrimas I could have cried for joy/with frustration hubiera llorado de alegría/frustración to cry for sb llorar por algn I'll give you something to cry about o for! ¡yo te voy a dar motivo para que llores!
  • 2 (call) [bird] chillar; [person] gritar they cried for help pidieron ayuda a gritos for crying out loud! [colloquial/familiar] ¡por el amor de Dios!

vt

  • 1 (weep) llorar he cried himself to sleep lloró hasta quedarse dormido

Phrasal verbs

cry down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
menospreciar, quitarle méritos a

cry off

v + adv (esp BrE)
echarse atrás he had agreed to the interview, but cried off when … había aceptado que lo entrevistaran pero se echó atrás cuando … several of the guests cried off at the last minute a último momento varios de los invitados dijeron que no podían venir

cry out

v + adv
1.1 (call out) gritar he cried out to them to come back les gritó que volvieran 1.2 (need) to cry out for sth pedir* algo a gritos

cry up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o

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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.