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Palabra del día – Gana

Gana (sustantivo fememnino)


English: different meanings depending the expressions. See below:


(Wish):¡con qué ganas me comería un helado! I’d love an ice cream!

¡me iría a la cama con unas ganass! what I wouldn’t give to be able to go to bed now! (colloq)

lo hizo sin ganashe did it very half-heartedly

no tengo ganas de ir I don’t feel like going

haz lo que te digo — no me da la gana do as I tell you — I don’t want to!

haz lo que te dé la gana or lo que te venga en gana do what you like

siempre hace lo que le viene en gana he always does just as he pleases

quería ir pero me quedé con las ganas (fam) I wanted to go, but it wasn’t to be

se quedó con las ganas de decirle lo que pensaba she never got to tell him what she really thought

con ganas: llover con ganas to pour dow

es feo/tonto con ganas he is so ugly/stupid

de buena/mala gana willingly/reluctantly


Spanish: Deseo, apetito, voluntad de algo.


Examples: Si lo vas hacer de mala gana no lo hagas. Hoy no tengo ganas de ir a trabajar. ¡Qué ganas tienes de molestarme!


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