cacharro

cacharro(
kah
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chah
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rroh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. dish
Te toca fregar los cacharros, Mariana.It's your turn to do the dishes, Mariana.
b. pan
Estos dos cacharros para freír están oxidados, así que compraré otros.These two frying pans are rusted, so I will buy some new ones.
c. pot
¿No tienes un cacharro más grande?Do you have a bigger pot?
d. pots and pans (plural)
¿Por qué tienes tantos cacharros en la cocina? - ¡Porque soy chef!Why do you have so many pots and pans in the kitchen? - Because I'm a chef!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(useless thing)
a. piece of junk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Por qué guardas este cacharro si ya no funciona?Why are you keeping this piece of junk if it doesn't work anymore?
b. useless object
El garaje está lleno de cacharros que si pudiera tiraría.The garage is full of useless objects that I would throw away if I could.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(old car)
a. old wreck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A este cacharro le cuesta hasta arrancar.This old wreck hardly starts anymore.
b. beater
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En serio tengo que deshacerme de este viejo cacharro un día.I really need to get rid of this old beater one day.
c. jalopy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El cacharro de mi padre tiene muchos años pero sigue funcionando.My dad's jalopy is very old but it still works.
d. old banger
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¿Por qué has comprado un cacharro que debería de estar ya en el desguace?Why have you gone and bought an old banger that should already be in the scrapyard?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(device)
a. gadget
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El informático tiene encima de la mesa un montón de cacharros.The tech has a pile of gadgets on the table.
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cacharro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (recipiente)
a. pot
fregar los cacharrosto do the dishes
2. (colloquial)
a. piece of junk
tendremos que tirar todos estos cacharroswe'll have to throw all this junk o
3. (colloquial)
a. crock
4. (coche)
a. banger
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cacharro
1 [de cocina] pot; dish
fregar los cacharros to do o wash the dishes
cacharros de cocina pots and pans
2 (trasto) useless object; piece of junk; (Automóviles) old crock; jalop(p)y; (And) trinket;
3 (aparato) gadget
tanto tiempo con el maldito cacharro (ordenador) es malo para la vista la tele es un cacharro de diversión masificante
4 (pistola) rod (muy_familiar); pistol
5 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (cárcel) jail
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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