Vano in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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vano, -a
1. vain (inútil, infundado)
  • en vano, -a in vain
2. shallow, superficial (vacío, superficial) (palabras); vain, conceited (persona)
masculine noun
3. doorway (architecture) (de puerta)
1 (infundado) [+ilusión, esperanza] empty; vain; [+temor, sospecha] groundless; [+superstición] foolish
2 (inútil) [+intento] vain; futile
vanos esfuerzos vain o futile efforts; sus esfuerzos fueron vanos their efforts were in vain; en vano in vain; no en vano se le considera el mejor nadador not for nothing is he held to be the best swimmer
3 (vacío) [+promesa, excusa] empty
no son más que palabras vanas they are just empty words
4 [+persona] (superficial) shallow; (vanidoso) vain
5 [+cáscara] empty; hollow
(Archit) space; opening
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