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French translation of 'whine'

Word Frequency


1.  [of person, dog] gémissement m
2.  [of siren, engine] hurlement m
intransitive verb
1.  [animal, person] (whimper) gémir
2.  [siren, engine] hurler
3.  (informal) [person, child] (complain) pleurnicher
to whine about sth pleurnicher sur qch
They were whining about their problems. Ils pleurnichaient sur leurs problèmes.

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Example Sentences Including 'whine'

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As the speed increases, the only noise is a gentle high-pitched whine.
The Sun (2009)
As they heard the whine of the foreign machine fade they were flooded with despair.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But within a week I was kicking vending machines and whining about printer jams as usual.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Her friends finally convinced her to stop whining about her day job and'do something else '.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If your parents are vilified, you can't complain because it sounds like whining.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It was the only place that she would spend the night without moaning and whining for her absent mistress.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
So she's had good reason to whine and moan.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He didn't moan or whine.
The Sun (2015)
Time and again we hear of them whining that things were better at their clubs.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We have moved into a cosy tack room where a homemade cake is on a scruffy wooden kitchen table and dogs whine for attention.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You don't whine and cry.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
All those moaning and whining constituents '.
The Sun (2014)
Bosses put on the customary sad face and whine about being forced to pass on increases because their own costs have rocketed.
The Sun (2011)
But his mum Nicola has begun to whine and moan.
The Sun (2015)
HOW dare councils whine about being starved of funds while blowing millions on undies using taxpayer-funded credit cards?
The Sun (2015)
Her constant whining about missing him sorely tempted me to ask why on earth she had come.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Listen to them now, whining about unfairness as the problem is put right.
The Sun (2016)
Needless to say, some of the parents are moaning and whining.
The Sun (2015)
Nor do I wish to listen to a bunch of paparazzi hyenas whining about their ill treatment and trying to justify their existence.
The Sun (2007)
See if we can't get to the bottom of the strange whining noise.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Also, for a couple of years my parents have been bothered by a whining noise in the house.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
So what are this wealthy lot whining about?
Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Trends of 'whine'

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'whine' in Other Languages

British English: whine VERB
If something or someone whines, they make a long, high noise that sounds sad or unpleasant.
He could hear her dog barking and whining in the background.
  • American English: whine
  • Brazilian Portuguese: lamuriar-se
  • Chinese: 哀鸣
  • European Spanish: gimotear
  • French: geindre
  • German: jaulen
  • Italian: gemere
  • Japanese: 哀訴するような声で泣く
  • Korean: 징징거리다
  • European Portuguese: lamuriar-se
  • Spanish: gimotear

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