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See the entry forfaena.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation offaenar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation offaenar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (stint)
a. task
Una de las faenas más duras era la de cavar los túneles.One of the hardest tasks was that of digging the tunnels.
b. job
Rellenar estos impresos es toda una faena.Filling in these forms is a whole job.
c. work
Las faenas del campo los tenían ocupados de sol a sol.The farm work kept them busy from morning until night.
d. chore (household)
Tengo suerte que a mis hijos les guste hacer las faenas de la casa.I'm lucky that my kids like to do the household chores.
2. (bullfighting)
a. performance
Ya en la primera faena de la tarde, el torero puso de manifiesto su gran maestría.Already in his first performance of the afternoon, the bullfighter showed great mastery.
3. (bad turn)
a. dirty trick
Qué faena me hiciste diciendo esas mentiras.What a dirty trick you played on saying all those lies.
4. (drag)
a. pain
Es una faena tener que llevar el coche al taller cada dos por tres.It's a pain to have to continuously take the car to the garage.
5. (location of one's job)
a. workplace
¿Tienes restaurantes cerca de la faena?Are there any restaurants close to your workplace?
6. (group of workers)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. gang
El patrón reunió a la faena para anunciar un aumento de salario.The boss gathered the gang to announce a salary raise.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tarea)
a. task, work
faenas agrícolas o del campofarm work, agricultural work
faenas domésticashousework, household chores
2. (colloquial)
hacerle una (mala) faena a alguiento play a dirty trick on somebody
¡qué faena!what a pain!
3. (bullfighting)
a. bullfighter's performance
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1 (gen) task; job; piece of work; (en el hogar) chore; (Mil) fatigue
estar de faena to be at work; estar en (plena) faena to be hard at work; tener mucha faena to be terribly busy
faena doméstica housework
2 (also mala faena) (mala pasada) dirty trick
hacer una faena a algn to play a dirty trick on sb; ¡menuda faena la que me hizo! that was a terrible thing he did to me!
3 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (México) (horas extraordinarias) extra work; overtime
4 (Taur) set of passes with the cape
hizo una faena maravillosa he gave a splendid performance (with the cape)
5 (S. Cone) (obreros) gang of workers; (local) work place
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