Translation of vaina in English:



  • 4 (Col, Per, Ven) [familiar/colloquial] 4.1 (problema, contrariedad) ¡qué vaina! acabo de saber que mi saldo está en rojo what a drag o pain, I've just found out that I'm overdrawn [colloquial/familiar] la vaina es que no sé cómo llegar the thing o problem o trouble is that I don't know how to get there estoy metida en una vaina I'm in a spot of trouble o bother [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué vaina este gobierno! this government's the (absolute) end o the pits [colloquial/familiar] 4.2 (cosa, asunto) alcánzame esa vaina can you pass me that thing o thingamajig o whatsitsname? [colloquial/familiar] aquí esa vaina no existe you won't find anything like that round here explíqueme otra vez cómo es la vaina can you explain how it goes again? [colloquial/familiar] canaima, cada quien paga su vaina (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] everyone pays their share echarle una vaina a algn (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] to shaft sb (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , to do the dirty on sb (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] echar vaina (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], (molestar) to be a nuisance o pest (divertirse) to have a good time [colloquial/familiar], to have a laugh [colloquial/familiar] 4.3 (comportamiento sospechoso) tenían una vaina they were up to something funny, they were looking suspicious ¿qué vaina te traes tú? what are you up to?

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