Translation of pipa in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (para fumar) pipe fumar (en) pipa to smoke a pipe fumarse a algn en pipa (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to take sb for a ride [familiar/colloquial] fumar la pipa de la paz to smoke the pipe of peace
- 3 (España/Spain) (semilla — de sandía, mandarina) pip; (— de girasol, calabaza) seed ni para pipas (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], no tengo ni para pipas I'm broke [familiar/colloquial] con ese dinero no le da or llega ni para pipas that money won't go very far o/or get him very far pasarlo pipa (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] to have a fantastic o/or great time [familiar/colloquial], to have a whale of a time [familiar/colloquial]
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