There are 2 main translations of cola in English:

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cola 1

sustantivo femenino

  • 2 2.1 (fila, línea)
    (inglés norteamericano) (inglés británico)
    podemos esperar, no hay mucha cola
    we could wait, there isn't much of a line o queue
    tuvimos que hacer cola durante dos horas
    we had to wait in line o we had to queue for two hours
    ¡a la cola!
    get in line!
    get in the queue!
    pónganse a la cola por favor
    please join the (end of the) line o queue
    brincarse or saltarse la cola (México)
    to cut the line
    (inglés norteamericano)
    to jump the queue
    (inglés británico)
    2.2 (de una clasificación, carrera) See examples: un partido entre dos equipos en la cola
    a game between two bottom-of-the-league teams o two teams at the bottom of the division
    en lo que se refiere a la investigación científica estamos a la cola
    as far as scientific research is concerned, we are at the bottom of the pile o the league
    a la cola del pelotón
    at the tail end of the group
  • 5 (Venezuela) (Automovilismo) pedir cola ¿me puedes dar la cola?
    can you give me a lift o a ride?
Example sentences
  • Una lata de refresco de cola contiene aproximadamente 10 cucharadas de azúcar.
  • De la trompeta y la guitarra al piano de cola.
  • No nos imaginamos que también tenía semejante cola de paja.

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There are 2 main translations of cola in English:

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cola 2

sustantivo masculino

(Chile) [familiar] [ofensivo]

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