1. I
I can't complain не могу пожаловаться; мне не на что жаловаться
2. II
complain in some manner complain constantly (bitterly, angrily, chronically, etc.) постоянно и т. д. жаловаться / выражать недовольство/; some people are always complaining некоторые люди вечно недовольны
3. XVI
complain about /of/ smth. that's what I am complaining about вот на это-то я и жалуюсь. they complained about her carelessness они жаловались на ее небрежность; he complains of headache caused by overwork он жалуется на головную боль от переутомления; he keeps complaining of his bad memory он все время жалуется на плохую память; what do you complain of? на что вы жалуетесь?; what are you complaining about? какие у вас есть жалобы или претензии?; чем вы недовольны?; what have you to complain of? на что вы можете пожаловаться?; complain about /of/ smth. in some manner complain bitterly (peevishly, etc.) about the noise (about overwork. of bad food, of ill treatment, of loneliness, of a headache, of pain in the throat, of shivering fits, of giddiness, about high prices, etc.) горько и т. д. жаловаться на шум и т. д.', complain about /of/ smth. at some time complain about the noise constantly (chronically, often, etc.) постоянно и т. д. жаловаться на шум; there are people who are always complaining about smth. есть люди, которые всегда на что-нибудь жалуются; complain about smb. complain about the child (about their neighbour, etc.) жаловаться на ребенка и т. д.; complain to smb. about /of/ smth., smb. complain to the manager about the noise (to your teacher about it, to the police about his neighbour's dog, to me of his rudeness, to the authority of an offence, etc.) (по)жаловаться администратору на шум и т.д. complain against smb. in some manner complain loudly (angrily, etc.) against one's neighbours (against his dogs, etc.) громко и т. д. жаловаться на соседей и т. д.; complain against smb. for smth. complain against the boys for misbehaviour (against one's neighbours for noise, etc.) жаловаться на плохое поведение мальчишек и т. д.; complain before smb., smth. complain before the court (before the Senate, etc.) подавать жалобу в суд и т. д.
complain of doing smth. complain of having been cheated (of being neglected, of having been passed over, of not having enough work, etc.) жаловаться /сетовать/ на то, что тебя обманули и т. д.: complain at some time he always complains of being misunderstood он вечно сетует на то, что его не понимают
5. XXV
complain that... complain that the room is cold (that the children do not behave, that he was not paid punctually, etc.) жаловаться [на то], что в комнате холодно и т. д.; one cannot honestly complain that the weather is bad, честно говоря, нельзя пожаловаться на плохую погоду /на то, что погода плохая/; Mary is always complaining that her health is poor Мэри всегда жалуется на слабое здоровье

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