There are 5 translations of ala in English:

ala1

f

(con artículo masculino en el singular)
  • 1 (de un ave) wing; (de un avión) wing ahuecar el ala [familiar/colloquial] to beat it [colloquial/familiar] arrastrarle or (Chi) menearle el ala a algn [familiar/colloquial] to come on to sb [colloquial/familiar], to make a pass at sb [colloquial/familiar] cobrar alas to spread one's wings cortarle las alas a algn, se toma muchas libertades, habrá que cortarle las alas he takes a lot of liberties, he needs to have his wings clipped o he needs taking down a peg or two si alguien muestra tendencias artísticas, le cortan las alas any artistic tendencies are soon nipped in the bud darle alas a algn, dale alas y verás cómo mejora cuando tenga más experiencia let him do things his way and he'll improve with experience, you'll see tú sigue dándole alas al niño y luego no podrás controlarlo if you keep letting him have his own way, you won't be able to control him later del ala (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], tuve que soltar or aflojar 12 euros del ala I had to fork out o shell out 12 euros [colloquial/familiar] estar tocado del ala [familiar/colloquial] to be nutty o crazy [colloquial/familiar], to be dotty (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] irse de ala (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] to come to blows por abajo or debajo del ala (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] at the very least sacar/traer/llevar de un ala (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], me llevó de un ala para mi casa he dragged me home la saqué de un ala del auto I pulled o [colloquial/familiar] yanked her out of the car

    Compounds

    ala delta

    alas de murciélago

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 5 translations of ala in English:

ala2

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 5 translations of ala in English:

ala3

m, interj

  • (Esp) hala

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 5 translations of ala in English:

ALA

f‡
  • Alternativa para la Liberación Animal

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 5 translations of ala in English:

Alá

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.