mala gana
mala gana
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (no inclination)
a. unwillingness
Carlos se sentía cada vez más frustrado por la mala gana de sus hijos a la hora de ayudar con las tareas de la casa.Carlos was becoming increasingly frustrated with his children’s unwillingness to help out with the housework.
b. lack of enthusiasm
La mala gana del personal retrasa todos los proyectos.The staff's lack of enthusiasm delays all the projects.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mira, para hacerlo con mala gana, es mejor que no lo hagas.Look, if you're going to be a poor sport about it, don't do it at all.
Con mala gana, Mirna abrió la billetera y le entregó al hombre un billete de cien dólares.Mirna reluctantly opened her wallet and handed the man a hundred-dollar bill.
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