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Translation of vaina in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 4 (Colombia) (Perú) (Venezuela) [familiar] 4.1 (problema, contrariedad) See examples: ¡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
    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
    ¡qué vaina este gobierno!
    this government's the (absolute) end o the pits [familiar]
    4.2 (cosa, asunto) See examples: alcánzame esa vaina
    can you pass me that thing o thingamajig o whatsitsname?
    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?
    canaima, cada quien paga su vaina (Venezuela) [familiar]
    everyone pays their share
    echarle una vaina a alguien (Venezuela) [familiar]
    to shaft somebody
    (inglés norteamericano) [familiar]
    to do the dirty on somebody
    (inglés británico) [familiar]
    echar vaina (Venezuela) [familiar]
    to be a nuisance o pest
    to have a good time
    to have a laugh
    4.3 (comportamiento sospechoso) See examples: tenían una vaina
    they were up to something funny
    they were looking suspicious
    ¿qué vaina te traes tú?
    what are you up to?
Example sentences
  • Solo entonces ella extrae cada semilla del interior de la vaina.
  • Pero que Roma decida en el Perú ni de a vainas!
  • No puedo creer que te haya vuelto a dar otra vez la misma vaina.

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