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Translation of vela in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 2 (vigilia) See examples: había pasado la noche en vela estudiando
    she had been up all night studying
    she had stayed up o awake all night studying
    estuvo en vela hasta que llegué
    he was still awake when I arrived
    he couldn't get to sleep until I arrived
  • 4 [familiar] (de moco) See examples: siempre anda con la(s) vela(s) colgando
    he always has a runny o [familiar] snotty nose
Example sentences
  • Para desconectarte un rato es necesario que ilumines con velas.
  • La fiesta seguirá hasta que las velas no ardan.
  • En el centro de la mesa se colocará una vela apagada.

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