Spanish Word of the Day: 'Quejica'

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The Local - [email protected] • 1 Nov, 2018 Updated Thu 1 Nov 2018 09:49 CEST
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We have chosen this word as it has a great sound and is definitely useful if you need to call out a friend who is always complaining!


 The interesting thing about this word is that whether you're using it in masculine or feminine, it doesn't change and always ends in an -a.

So, what does it mean?

Quejica can be used as both a noun and an adjective. Its translation into English is “whining”. As mentioned before, it can also mean “whiner”.



  • Mi compañero de clase es un quejica.

       My classmate is such a whiner.


  • No seas tan quejica.

       Don't be such a cry baby.


  • El profesor tuvo que armarse de paciencia con un alumno tan quejica.

       The teacher had to have patience with the whining pupil.



Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

QUIZ: How well do you know your Spanish idioms? 



The Local 2018/11/01 09:49

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