cañí

cañí(
kah
-
nyee
)
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)
(related to folk Spain)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. traditional
Mi abuelo dice que ya nada se parece a la España cañí que él conoció.My grandfather says that nothing resembles the traditional Spain that he knew.
2. (of Romany origin)
a. gypsy
Emigró mucha gente de origen cañí.Many people of gypsy origin emigrated.
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. (Romany)
a. gypsy
Los cañís llevaron su música y danza a varios pueblos de Europa.The gypsies took their music and dance to many towns in Europe.
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cañí
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (colloquial)
a. term used to describe the traditional folklore and values of Spain
2. (gitano)
a. gypsy
cañí
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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