1. (anatomy) 
I punched him on the chin.Le di un puñetazo en el mentón.
He cut his chin while shaving.Se cortó la barbilla afeitándose.
c. la pera (F) (Argentina) (Uruguay) 
She inherited her father's big chin.Ella heredó la pera grande de su padre.
1. (general) 
a. la mentón m, barbilla (F) 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to keep one's chin upmantener los ánimos
chin [tʃɪn]
barbilla (f); mentón (m)
double chin papada (f)
to keep one's chin up no desanimarse
(keep your) chin up! ¡no te desanimes!; ¡ánimo!
to take it on the chin encajar el golpe; (put up with) soportarlo
we have to be big enough to take it on the chin and come back for more
transitive verb
(Britain) (punch) dar una hostia a (informal)
So MC Rebbe chinned him and threw him down the venue stairs
(reprimand) echar un rapapolvo a (informal);
intransitive verb
(US) charlar
Phrases with "chin"
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double chin
la papada
chin chin


1. (used to call a hog) 
a. whee 
El granjero gritó "chin" y los cerdos se le acercaron.The farmer shouted "whee" and the pigs approached him.
2. (used to express surprise) (Mexico) 
a. wow 
¡Chin! Tu casa parece una mansión.Wow! Your house looks like a mansion.
3. (used to express annoyance) (Mexico) 
a. ugh 
¡Chin! Pablo va a llegar tarde otra vez.Ugh! Pablo is late again.
masculine noun
4. (small amount) (Dominican Republic) (Puerto Rico) 
a. bit 
Le agregué un chin de azúcar al té.I added a bit of sugar to the tea.
b. pinch 
A la salsa le falta un chin de sal y pimienta.The sauce needs a pinch of salt and pepper.
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