el chinche, la chinche
masculine or feminine noun
1. (animal) 
a. bedbug 
Nos atacaron las chinches en un hotel de mala muerte.We were attacked by bedbugs in a seedy hotel.
2. (pushpin) 
a. thumbtack (United States) 
Pásame una chinche para pegar este póster.Hand me a thumbtack to stick up this poster.
b. drawing pin (United Kingdom) 
Dame unas chinches para pegar el mapa al tablero.Give me some drawing pins to stick the map on the board.
3. (colloquial) (pest) 
a. nuisance 
Mi hermano puede ser un chinche cuando no desayuna.My brother can be a nuisance when he doesn't have breakfast.
b. pest 
Ya estoy harta de las bromas del jefe; se está haciendo una verdadera chinche.I've had enough of my boss's joking; she's becoming a real pest.
c. pain (colloquial) 
¡No seas chinche! Si no te portas bien, vamos a regresar a la casa.Don't be a pain! If you don't behave yourself, we're going home.
feminine noun
4. (colloquial) (disgruntled mood) (Southern Cone) 
a. bad mood 
Che, ¿qué te pasa? - ¡Estoy con una chinche! Perdí el celu.Hey, what's wrong with you? - I'm in a bad mood today. I lost my cellphone.
adjective
5. (annoying) 
¿Qué es ese chinche ruido?What is that irritating noise?
chinche
adjective
1. (colloquial) 
a. annoying 
Noun
2. (insecto) 
a. bedbug 
3. (clavo) (Latin America) 
a. drawing pin (United Kingdom) 
b. thumbtack (United States) 
4. (colloquial) 
a. pest, pain 
chinche
1 bedbug
caer o morir como chinches to die like flies
2 (chincheta) drawing pin; thumbtack; (EEUU)
3 (molestia) nuisance
4 (S. Cone) (rabieta) pique; irritation
(persona molesta) nuisance; (And) (Centroamérica) naughty child;
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