de mala gana
de mala gana
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. reluctantly
Mi hijo va a la clase de piano de mala gana. No ha heredado mi pasión por la música.My son goes reluctantly to his piano class. He hasn't inherited my passion for music.
b. unwillingly
Lo hizo de mala gana, y por supuesto lo hizo mal.He did it unwillingly, and of course did it wrong.
c. grudgingly
Le pedí que me ayudara a llevar las bolsas de la compra, y lo hizo pero de muy mala gana.I asked him to help me carry my shopping bags, and he did it but very grudgingly.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si vas a venir de mala gana, mejor que no vengas.If you're unwilling to come, it'll be best if you don't.
Accedió a llevarnos a casa, pero se notaba que lo hacía de mala gana.She agreed to take us home, but it was obvious that she was reluctant to do it.
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