vein
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vein(
veyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la vena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nurse had a hard time finding the vein in my arm to draw blood.A la enfermera se le hizo difícil encontrar la vena en mi brazo para sacar sangre.
2. (botany)
a. la vena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're growing chard that has bright yellow veins that contrast with dark green leaves.Estamos cultivando acelgas que tienen venas amarillas brillantes que contrastan con las hojas verde oscuras.
3. (lode)
a. el filón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Dave discovered a vein of gold while mining for copper.Dave descubrió un filón de oro mientras explotaba una mina de cobre.
b. la veta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tin is found in narrow, deep veins in Bolivia.El estaño se encuentra en vetas angostas y profundas en Bolivia.
c. la vena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They found a diamond vein in a hill near their house.Encontraron una vena de diamantes en una colina cerca de su casa.
4. (streak)
a. la veta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cheese has blue veins running through it.El queso tiene vetas azules que lo atraviesan.
5. (mood)
a. el tono
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Although most of the speech was in a serious vein, he ended with a touch of levity.Aunque la mayor parte del discurso tenía un tono serio, terminó con un toque de frivolidad.
b. la vena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our marketing campaign produced results last quarter, and so we've decided to continue in the same vein.Nuestra campaña de marketing produjo resultados el trimestre pasado, así que hemos decidido continuar en la misma vena.
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vein
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la vena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of leaf)
a. el nervio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (in rock)
a. la filón m, veta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (in wood, marble)
a. la veta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
in a lighter veinen un tono más ligero
in a similar veinen la misma vena, en el mismo tono
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vein [veɪn]
noun
1 (Anat) (Bot) vena (f)
2 (Min) [of ore] filón (m); veta (f); (in stone) vena (f);
3 (streak) vena (f)
there is a vein of anti-semitism running through his writing hay una vena antisemita en todos sus escritos
4 (mood, tone) vena (f)
she went on in this vein for some time continuó de esta guisa or en este tono durante un rato; the next two speakers continued in the same vein los dos siguientes conferenciantes se expresaron en la misma línea
in a different vein
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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varicose vein
la variz
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