Translation of manía in English:

manía

feminine noun

  • 1

    (antipatía)
    tenerle manía a algn to have it in for sb informal
  • 2

    (obsesión, capricho)
    déjate de manías, que no estás nada gorda stop saying such silly things / stop being silly / stop being neurotic, you're not at all fat
    • está viejo y tiene sus manías he's an old man, and he has his funny little ways / some odd habits
    • tiene la manía de la limpieza she has an obsession / a mania about cleaning
    • tiene la manía de mirar debajo de la cama antes de acostarse she has this peculiar habit of looking under the bed before she gets into it
    • el pescado siempre me cae mal — eso es una manía fish always upsets my stomach — that's just your imagination / you've just got a thing about it
    • ahora le ha dado la manía de vestirse siempre de negro now she has this fad / craze of always dressing in black
    • tiene la manía de que la gente se ríe de él he has this obsession / this strange idea that people are laughing at him