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Translation of colada in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (España) (lavado) See examples: hacer la colada
    to do the laundry o (inglés británico) washing
    hago dos coladas por semana
    I do the laundry twice a week
    I do two washes a week
    tender la colada
    to hang out the washing
    meter a alguien en la colada (Chile) [familiar]
    to drag somebody into an argument ( o fight etc)
    meterse en la colada (Chile) [familiar]
    to get in on the act
Example sentences
  • En esta fecha es una tradición preparar la colada morada.
  • El evento será dirigido por el Chef Henry Richardson, quien preparará la colada morada.
  • Esta colada da fuerza a la gente para trabajar en la chacra.

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