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Why do men always complain about how difficult it is to buy presents for us? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The police complain bitterly about being undervalued. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Especially when there was no possible relief or answer to the thing being complained about. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Are you going to complain about it or are you going to do something about it? Times, Sunday Times (2017)Consumers have taken to social media to complain about the shortages and swap tips on where to find supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Did they complain incessantly about it? Computing (2010)She cancelled a show in August due to illness then complained of a mosquito allergy. The Sun (2016)He had been complaining of headaches for the last few weeks but we put it down to migraines with the stress of his fight. The Sun (2016)Those who were negative complained primarily about the timing of the visit. Christianity Today (2000)She complains of pains in her head. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This comes as new figures show record numbers of people are complaining about banks and insurance firms. The Sun (2014)In recent weeks he has complained of chest pains. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was admitted to hospital a month ago complaining of headaches. The Sun (2009)He had initially returned to the team hotel but complained of headaches and was sick during dinner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was putting the finishing touches to a new album in the recording studio when he began complaining of headaches. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He did not once complain about the pain he was in or the fact that his life would undoubtedly be cut short. The Sun (2014)The couple complained, saying they had been victims of discrimination. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No one else complains, they say. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And people still complain about the licence fee of less than 40p a day. Times, Sunday Times (2016) PEOPLE complain that jobseekers are allowed to have a holiday. The Sun (2014)It was all very well, these arrogant young men complaining about stitching and the cut of the breeches. Bomber PEOPLE complaining about cancelled flights should think about what it'd be like if a plane went down. The Sun (2010)He says: 'We cannot find any other passengers complaining of illness after the flight. The Sun (2007)Former Dale Farm residents who moved to the legal site have complained of illness due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'complain'
British English: complain /kəmˈpleɪn/ VERB
If you complain about something, you say you are not satisfied with it.
Miners have complained bitterly that the government did not fulfil their promises.
The couple complained about the high cost of visiting the region.
- American English: complain
- Arabic: يَشْكو
- Brazilian Portuguese: reclamar
- Chinese: 抱怨
- Croatian: žaliti se
- Czech: stěžovat si
- Danish: klage
- Dutch: klagen
- European Spanish: quejarse reclamar
- Finnish: valittaa
- French: se plaindre
- German: beklagen (sich)
- Greek: παραπονιέμαι
- Italian: reclamare
- Japanese: 不平を言う
- Korean: 불평하다
- Norwegian: klage
- Polish: naskarżyć się
- European Portuguese: reclamar
- Romanian: a se plânge
- Russian: жаловаться
- Spanish: quejarse
- Swedish: klaga
- Thai: ร้องทุกข์
- Turkish: yakınmak
- Ukrainian: скаржитися
- Vietnamese: phàn nàn
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