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ñoña

Translation of ñoña in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

(Chile) (Venezuela) [familiar/colloquial]
  • shit [vulgar], crap [vulgar] como la ñoña (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] very badly me fue como la ñoña it went really badly, I screwed up [familiar/colloquial] lo pasamos como la ñoña we had a lousy time [familiar/colloquial] sacarle la ñoña a algn (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to beat hell o/or the living daylights out of sb [familiar/colloquial], to beat the shit out of sb [vulgar] sacarse la ñoña (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] (esforzarse mucho) to work like a dog [familiar/colloquial], to work one's butt off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], to slog one's guts out (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] (quedar herido) to get hurt (matarse) to kill oneself volver or hacer algo ñoña (Venezuela) [familiar/colloquial] to smash sth el carro quedó vuelto ñoña the car was totaled (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) was a complete write-off volverse ñoña [persona] (Venezuela) [familiar/colloquial] to get into a mess [familiar/colloquial]

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