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Old May 18, 2022, 09:16 PM
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¡Qué vaina!

It means, how annoying! in part Colombia, but I would like to know if it is used elsewhere.
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Old May 18, 2022, 10:47 PM
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This is used in Central America and in Mexico.
It can be translated using stronger language (cursing).
The word itself can also be injected into a phrase as a filler.
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I've never heard it in Mexico where I live, but it might be used in some other regions; probably the South-East, which has a lot in common with Central American countries.
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My first-year roommate at university (mid-late 1970s), who was from Venezuela, often used this expression. He also used "esa/esta vaina" to mean "this/that stuff/thing".
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I have heard vainoso too. As an adjective to mean annoying (I think) or a noun to mean thing.
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Mi contributo:
https://www.speakinglatino.com/domin...sh-word-vaina/
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