qué mala onda
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qué mala onda(
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mah
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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)
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.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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 too bad!
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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