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"Charro" is an adjective which is often translated as "charro", and "rodeo" is a noun which is often translated as "detour". Learn more about the difference between "charro" and "rodeo" below.
charro(
chah
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rroh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (belonging to horsemen)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. charro
Los hombres vistieron un traje charro en la celebración de independencia.Men wore charro suits for the independence celebration.
2. (from Salamanca)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Salamancan
Mis padres me regalaron una pulsera preciosa de filigrana charra para mi cumpleaños.My parents gave me a beautiful Salamancan filigree bracelet for my birthday.
3. (showy)
a. gaudy
Esa camisa está muy charra. Ojalá se hubiera puesto algo más discreto.That shirt is too gaudy. I wish he had worn something a little more sober.
b. flashy
Me pareció que el vestido de lentejuelas era demasiado charro para la gala.I thought the sequin dress was too flashy for the gala.
c. showy
La boda me pareció un poco charra.I thought the wedding a bit showy.
4. (dishonest)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. corrupt
Según Carlos, el jefe del sindicato es charro y ratero.According to Carlos, the union leader is corrupt as well as a thief.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (horseman, horsewoman)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. charro
Los charros de Jalisco participaron en el jaripeo.The charros from Jalisco took part in the rodeo.
b. Mexican cowboy (masculine)
Los charros son jinetes experimentados.Mexican cowboys are experienced riders.
c. Mexican cowgirl (feminine)
Las charras usan un traje muy elaborado compuesto por un saco y una falda larga.Mexican cowgirls wear a very elaborate costume consisting of a jacket and a long skirt.
6. (person from Salamanca)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Salamancan
Un charro es el dueño de estas tierras.These lands are owned by a Salamancan.
7. (dishonest trade unionist)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. corrupt union leader
Se cree que un charro malversó más de 200 millones.A corrupt union leader is believed to have embezzled over 200 million.
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rodeo(
rroh
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deh
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oh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (roundabout way)
a. detour
Dimos un rodeo porque el camino principal estaba bloqueado.We took a detour because the main road was blocked.
b. long way round
El área está inundada. Ni siquiera es posible dar un rodeo.The area is flooded. It's not even possible to take the long way round.
2. (show)
a. rodeo
Mi hermano montó a un toro en el rodeo.My brother rode a bull at the rodeo.
3. (stockbreeding)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. roundup
Después del rodeo, el gaucho herró el ganado.After the roundup, the gaucho branded the cows.
rodeos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (circumlocution)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Manuela, habla sin rodeos. ¿Fuiste tú la que rompió el jarrón o no?Manuela, come straight to the point. Was it you who broke the vase or not?
Mi hijo anduvo con rodeos y no me contó la verdad.My son beat about the bush and didn't tell me the truth.
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