mala vida
feminine noun
1. (dissipated lifestyle) 
Diego bebe mucho y lleva mala vida.Diego drinks a lot and has a dissolute lifestyle.
b. no direct translation 
Tras el divorcio, se echó a la mala vida, se convirtió en un habitual de burdeles y bares.After his divorce, he veered away from the straight and narrow. He became a regular in brothels and bars.
Cuando murieron sus padres, él se dio a la mala vida y, en poco tiempo, se había gastado su herencia.When his parents died, he went astray, and in a short while, he'd spent his inheritance.
2. (difficult life) 
a. no direct translation 
Era un desgraciado y me dio muy mala vida. Estoy mucho mejor sin él.He was a swine and made my life a misery. I'm much better off without him.
Su esposo la pegaba y le dio muy mala vida.Her husband beat her up and made her life very difficult.
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