English to Afrikaans Meaning :: complain

Complain :
- klageklaklagerklakla

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Verb(1) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness(2) make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge

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(1) Authors complain loud enough when their publishers don't do it.(2) her husband began to complain of headaches(3) People always complain about the lack of explanation.(4) let the warbling flute complain(5) This lawlessness had led locals to hold protest marches and complain about the lack of action by police.(6) Part of this comes from her old-fashioned view that one does not complain about such annoyances.(7) As if to torment them further, the steps creaked, complaining with each step they made loud enough to wake the dead.(8) I imagine the police coming when a neighbor complains about the smell from the drains.(9) When one of the rescue party complains of chest pains, the Air Corps lift him from one of the boats.(10) Critics have also complained bitterly that the board failed to release financial records despite promises to do so.(11) In Mumbai restaurants, customers were complaining about the quality of onions they were being served.(12) A week after the wedding the bride's mother complains of pains in her stomach.(13) Do we really want the carpers and complainers , of whatever creed, to get programmes banned?(14) McClelland put air conditioning in a local church, and the pastor never complained about the noise again.(15) The young have complained to me that the trouble with our leadership is that when they explain, it insults their intelligence.(16) She said local people had complained bitterly about the lack of notice for the plan to extend the deadline by a year.
Related Words
(1) complain about ::
kla oor
1. protest ::
2. grumble ::
3. whine ::
4. bleat ::
5. carp ::
6. cavil ::
7. grouse ::
8. make a fuss ::
maak 'n ophef
9. object ::
10. speak out ::
praat uit
11. criticize ::
12. find fault ::
vind fout
13. kick up a fuss ::
skop 'n bohaai
14. raise a stink ::
verhoog 'n stink
15. bellyache ::
16. moan ::
17. snivel ::
neus verkoudheid
18. beef ::
19. bitch ::
20. sound off ::
klink af
21. gripe ::
22. kvetch ::
1. crow ::
2. delight ::
3. rejoice ::
Different Forms
complain, complained, complainer, complainers, complaining, complains
Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.

Sheldon, it\'s a routine procedure.
I\'ve heard you complain about his snoring.

Sheldon, it's a routine procedure. I've heard you COMPLAIN about his snoring.

The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 9

I complain,
and then you complain,

I COMPLAIN, and then you COMPLAIN,

The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 23

and I might complain
about my ex a lot.

and I might COMPLAIN about my ex a lot.

The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 12

Well, you always
complain that you never

Well, you always COMPLAIN that you never

The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 11

You want justice, Lord Royce.
I can hardly complain about that.

You want justice, Lord Royce. I can hardly COMPLAIN about that.

Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 8

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