Translation of bola in English:



  • 3 (Andes, RPl) [familiar/colloquial] (atención) se lo dije pero él no me dio bola or pero él, ni bola I told him, but he didn't take the slightest bit o (BrE) a blind bit of notice [colloquial/familiar]
  • 4 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] (montón) una bola de niños loads of o a whole bunch of kids [colloquial/familiar] una bola de libros stacks o loads of books [colloquial/familiar]
  • 5 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] (brillo) ¿le doy bola? shall I polish o shine your shoes?

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