Translation of onda in English:
nombre femenino/feminine nounOnda Cero
- 1 [Física/Physics] [Radio] wave longitud de onda wavelength de nuevo estamos en las ondas we're back on the air agarrar or captar or (España/Spain) coger la onda [familiar/colloquial] to understand, get it [familiar/colloquial] agarrarle la onda a algo (América Latina/Latin America) to work sth out, suss sth out [familiar/colloquial] estar en la onda [familiar/colloquial] (a la moda) to be trendy [familiar/colloquial], to be hip [familiar/colloquial], to be with it [familiar/colloquial] (al tanto) to be bang up to date [familiar/colloquial] está en la onda de la actualidad musical he's tuned in to o/or he's really up on current musical trends [familiar/colloquial] estar fuera de onda [familiar/colloquial] to be (way) behind the times [familiar/colloquial] ¡qué buena onda! (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] that's great o/or fantastic! [familiar/colloquial] ¡qué mala onda! (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] that's terrible o/or (inglés norteamericano/American English) too bad! ¿qué onda? (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] what's new? [familiar/colloquial]
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