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vena
feminine noun
1. vein (gen) & (anatomy & mining)
2. inspiration (inspiración)
  • estar en vena, tener la vena (informal) to be on form
  • le dio la vena de hacerlo (informal) she took it into her head to do it
3. vein, streak (don)
  • tener vena de pintor to have a gift for painting
vena
1 (Anatomía) vein
abrirse o cortarse las venas to slit one's wrists; inyectar en vena to inject into a vein
vena yugular jugular vein
2 (Minería) vein; seam
3 (en piedra, madera) grain
4 (Botánica) vein; rib
5 [de humor, ánimo] mood
le dio la vena por hacer eso he had a notion to do that; coger a algn de o en vena to catch sb in the right mood; estar de o en vena (tener ganas) to be in the mood;para for; (estar en forma) to be in good form
vena de locura streak of madness
6 (talento) talent; promise
tiene vena de pintor he has the makings of a painter; he shows a talent for painting
7 (Geografía) underground stream
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