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Translation of vaina in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 4 (Colombia) (Peru) (Venezuela) [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]
    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]
    ¡qué vaina este gobierno!
    this government's the (absolute) end o the pits [colloquial]
    4.2 (cosa, asunto) alcánzame esa vaina
    can you pass me that thing o thingamajig o whatsitsname? [colloquial]
    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]
    canaima, cada quien paga su vaina (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    everyone pays their share
    echarle una vaina a alguien (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    to shaft somebody (American English) [colloquial]
    to do the dirty on somebody (British English) [colloquial]
    echar vaina (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    (molestar) to be a nuisance o pest
    (divertirse) to have a good time [colloquial]
    to have a laugh [colloquial]
    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?
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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