Lata in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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feminine noun
1. can (envase), tin (especially British); can
  • en lata (de bebidas) canned, tinned (especially British)
2. pain (informal) (fastidio) (peninsular Spanish)
  • levantarse tan temprano es una lata getting up so early is a real pain
  • ¡qué lata! what a pain!
  • una lata de libro a dead boring book
  • dar la lata a alguien to pester somebody
1 (envase) [de comida] tin; can; [de bebida] can
solo tienen latas de refresco
sardinas en lata tinned sardines; canned sardines; un cuatro latas (coche viejo) an old banger (familiar); (Renault 4L) Renault 4L
2 (metal) tinplate
suena a lata it sounds tinny
3 (And) (comida) food; daily ration
lata petitoria collecting tin for charity; (for charity)
4 (molestia) nuisance; pain (familiar); drag (familiar)
es una lata tener que ... it's a nuisance o pain (familiar) o drag (familiar) having to ...
¡qué lata! ¡vaya (una) lata! what a nuisance! o drag! (familiar) o pain! (familiar)
dar la lata to be a nuisance; be a pain (familiar); dar la lata a algn to pester sb; go on at sb (familiar); dar lata (And) (Centroamérica) (parlotear) to babble on; (And) (insistir) to nag; go on
5 (censura)
dar lata a algn (Caribe) to condemn sb; censure sb
6 (madera) lath
7 (dinero) dough (muy_familiar)
estar en la(s) lata(s)
estar sin latas (And) (Centroamérica)
to be penniless; be broke (familiar)
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