- 1 [Anat] vein inyectar en vena to inject into a vein abrirse or cortarse las venas to slash o cut one's wrists
- 4 4.1 (disposición) en vena poética in a poetic vein darle la vena a algn [familiar/colloquial], le dio la vena y dejó el trabajo she upped and left her job on an impulse [colloquial/familiar], she suddenly decided to leave her job and she did just that cuando le da la vena se pone a pintar when the mood takes him he starts painting estar en vena [familiar/colloquial] to be in the mood si no está en vena es incapaz de escribir una línea if she's not in the mood she can't write a single line tener vena de algo to have the makings of sth tiene vena de músico/profesor he has the makings of a musician/teacher 4.2 (talento) talent
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.