Cuando estuve en Argentina, los gauchos me enseñaron a andar a caballo.When I went to Argentina, the gauchos taught me how to ride a horse.
2. (related to gauchos)
Las bombachas, unos pantalones holgados, son parte de la típica indumentaria gaucha.The "bombachas", loose-fitting pants, are part of the typical gaucho clothing.
3. (colloquial) (obliging) (River Plate)
Nahuel, el vecino, fue muy gaucho y me dio una mano con las maletas.Nahuel, the neighbor, was very helpful and helped me with my baggage.
Gaucho is the name given to the men who rode the Pampa, the plains of Argentina, Uruguay and parts of southern Brazil, earning their living on cattle farms. Important parts of the gaucho's traditional costume include the faja, a sash worn around the waist, the facón, a sheath knife, and boleadoras, strips of leather weighted with stones at either end which were used somewhat like lassos to catch cattle. During the 19th century this vast pampas area was divided up into large ranches and the free-roaming lifestyle of the gaucho gradually disappeared. Gauchos were the inspiration for a tradition of literatura gauchesca, of which the most famous work is the two-part epic poem "Martín Fierro" written by the Argentine José Hernández between 1872 and 1879 and mourning the loss of the gaucho way of life and their persecution as outlaws.
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