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Translation of tren in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 2 [familiar]
    a este tren
    at this rate
    lleva un tren de vida intensísimo
    she leads a very hectic life
    she has a very hectic lifestyle
    a este tren no llegaremos nunca
    we'll never get there at this rate
    a todo tren [familiar], viven a todo tren
    they live like kings
    they live a luxurious lifestyle
    tuvieron una boda a todo tren
    they had a lavish wedding
    lo tuvimos que hacer a todo tren
    we had to work flat out o at top speed
    estar en tren de hacer algo (Cono Sur)
    to be in the process of doing something
    estamos en tren de mudarnos
    we're in the process o in the middle of moving house
    ya que estamos en tren de criticar, te diré que …
    since we seem to be in a critical vein o since we seem to be criticizing people, let me tell you that …
    estoy en tren de salir
    I'm just going out
    I'm just on my way out
    seguirle el tren a alguien (Río de la Plata) [familiar]
    to keep up with somebody
Example sentences
  • El edificio se concibe como un largo vagón de tren.
  • Quito es un punto de partida privilegiado para los viajes en tren.
  • Los pasajeros del metro trataban de subir a los últimos trenes.

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