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vela

Translation of vela in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2 (vigilia) había pasado la noche en vela estudiando she had been up all night studying, she had stayed up o/or 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/colloquial] (de moco) siempre anda con la(s) vela(s) colgando he always has a runny o/or [familiar/colloquial] snotty nose

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