bacán

bacán(
bah
-
kahn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(extremely good)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. awesome
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Cómo estai, Cristián? - ¡Bacán! Acabo de encontrar 10 lucas.How are you, Cristian? - Awesome! I just found 10,000 Chilean pesos.
¡Qué bacán que hayas venido a mi fiesta por sorpresa!How awesome that you surprised me by coming to my party!
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me parece una idea bacana que tus amigos vengan con nosotros.I think it's a cool idea that your friends are coming with us.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express approval)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. awesome
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Vente, vamos a ferrear en casa de la Anayeli. - ¡Bacán!Come on, we're going to go party at Anayeli's house. - Awesome!
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Conseguí boletos para el Mundial. - ¡Bacán!I got tickets for the World Cup. - Cool!
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).
masculine or feminine noun
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(hedonist) (River Plate)
a. pleasure lover
Juan es un bacán que se pasa la vida yendo de fiesta en fiesta.Juan is a pleasure lover who spends his life going from one party to another.
b. bon vivant
Desde que heredó, se convirtió en un bacán disfrutando de lo mejor de la vida.Since he inherited, he's become a bon vivant enjoying the best life has to offer.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(awesome person)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. awesome guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
Tu hermano es todo un bacán.Your brother is such an awesome guy.
b. awesome girl
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
La chica que conocí en Santa Marta es una bacana.The chick I met in Santa Marta is an awesome girl.
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bacán
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (bueno)
a. cool, wicked
2. (caro) (River Plate)
a. steep
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (rico) (River Plate)
a. toff
como un bacánlike a real gentleman
bacán
adjective
posh (familiar); classy (familiar)
(rico) wealthy man; (protector) sugar daddy (familiar); (señorito) playboy; (elegante) toff (familiar); dude; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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