There are 2 main translations of paja in English:

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There are 2 main translations of paja in English:

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sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (Agricultura, Botánica) sombrero de paja
    straw hat
    techo de paja
    thatched roof
    correrse una or la paja (Chile) (Perú) [vulgar]
    [vulgar] (inglés británico) [vulgar]
    hacerse pajas mentales [vulgar]
    to indulge in mental masturbation
    hacerse una or la paja [vulgar]
    [vulgar] (inglés británico) [vulgar]
    to have a wank
    (inglés británico) [vulgar]
    quítame allá esas pajas [familiar], arma un escándalo por cualquier quítame allá esas pajas
    she kicks up a fuss over the slightest little thing
    ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no la viga en el propio
    to see the mote in one's neighbor's eye and not the beam in one's own
    tener (el) rabo (Colombia) (Venezuela) or (Río de la Plata) (la) cola de paja
    to have a guilty conscience


    paja brava

    • (grass similar to esparto)
Example sentences
  • No nos imaginamos que también tenía semejante cola de paja.
  • La respuesta es que esta empresa tiene rabo de paja.
  • Pero los rabos de paja abundan en la política.

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