Translation of vain in Spanish:

vain

Pronunciation: /veɪn/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 2 (before n, no comp) 2.1 (futile) [attempt/appeal] vano, inútil; [hope/belief] vano 2.2 (empty, worthless) [promise/words] vano 2.3in vain en vano, vanamente, inútilmente it was all in vain todo fue en vano thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain no tomarás el nombre de Dios en vano who's taking my name in vain? [humorístico/humorous] ¿quién está hablando de mí?

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