alcancía

alcancía(
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kahn
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see
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (coin bank)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. piggy bank
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Pongo un dólar en la alcancía cada semana.I put a dollar in the piggy bank every week.
Si rompes la alcancía, verás que no hay mucho dinero dentro.If you break the piggy bank, you'll see there isn't much money inside.
b. money box (United Kingdom)
La alcancía de barro pesa mucho porque está llena de monedas.The clay money box is very heavy because it's full of coins.
2. (donation box)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. collection box
Los parroquianos ponían algo de dinero diariamente en la alcancía de la iglesia.Parishioners put some money in the church collection box every day.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(prison)
a. slammer
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Si robas una vez más, te volverán a meter en la alcancía.If you steal again, they'll put you back in the slammer.
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alcancía
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. money box
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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alcancía
1 (hucha) money box; (Latinoamérica) (cepillo) collection box; poor box
2 (México) (cárcel) nick (familiar); slammer (muy_familiar); can (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
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