qué mala onda

qué mala onda(
keh
 
mah
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lah
 
ohn
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dah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. that sucks
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pablo no va a venir porque le dio hepatitis. - Qué mala onda. Pobre Pablo.Pablo's not coming because he has hepatitis. - That sucks. Poor Pablo.
b. that's terrible
Por fin compré un buen celular, y lo perdí. - ¡Ay, qué mala onda!I finally bought a good cellphone, and I lost it. - Oh, that's terrible!
c. what a nightmare
La aerolínea perdió mi maleta. - ¡Qué mala onda! ¿Qué vas a hacer?The airline lost my suitcase. - What a nightmare! What are you going to do?
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