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Sometimes it is difficult to find the equivalent word to your native language when you are writing in English, especially when your native language has got 18 different words with different nuances for a word “groan” (and over 200 for different types of snow with all the dialects combined together)

For language nerds:
Nurista = complain bitterly or complain miffed 
Ähistä = the concentrated noises you make when you are doing something physical like carrying heavy stuff or reaching something you barely can just reach 
Valittaa = complain
Huokailla = breathe out softly, sighing