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"Encajoso" is an adjective which is often translated as "scrounging", and "ventajoso" is an adjective which is often translated as "advantageous". Learn more about the difference between "encajoso" and "ventajoso" below.
encajoso(
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kah
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hoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(opportunistic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. scrounging
Dile a ese tipo encajoso que compre sus propias cosas.Tell that scrounging guy to buy his own stuff.
b. cadging (United Kingdom)
Todos tenemos un amigo encajoso que nunca quiere pagar.We all have a cadging friend who never wants to pay.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fresh)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. overfamiliar
Jessica es encajosa con su jefa, ¿no te parece?Jessica is overfamiliar with her boss, don't you think?
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).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(freeloader)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. scrounger
Mi hermano vive en mi casa y no paga nada. ¡Es un encajoso!My brother lives in my house and doesn't pay a thing. He's a scrounger!
b. cadger (United Kingdom)
Eres una encajosa, y yo ya me cansé de hacer todo por ti.You're a cadger, and I'm tired of doing everything for you.
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ventajoso(
behn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (beneficial)
a. advantageous
Los términos del tratado de paz fueron mutuamente ventajosos para ambas partes.The terms of the peace treaty were mutually advantageous for both parties.
b. favorable
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El tratamiento ha tenido resultados ventajosos en la salud de Martha.The treatment has had favorable results for Martha's health.
c. favourable (United Kingdom)
Mi aumento de sueldo fue muy ventajoso para la economía familiar.My salary increase was very favourable for the household finances.
2. (finance)
a. profitable
La exportación es más ventajosa para las compañías petroleras.Exportation is more profitable for oil companies.
3. (who takes advantage)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. opportunistic
Laura resultó ser una empleada ventajosa que robaba todas las ideas de sus colegas.Laura turned out to be an opportunistic employee who stole all her ideas from her colleagues.
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).
4. (person who takes advantage)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. opportunist
El ex-esposo de Claudia era un ventajoso que solo quería su dinero.Claudia's ex-husband was an opportunist who was only interested in her money.
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