cachetón

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cachetón(
kah
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cheh
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tohn
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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)
(plump-cheeked)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. chubby-cheeked
El niño cachetón que está en esa cuna pesó cinco kilos al nacer.The chubby-cheeked baby who is in that crib weighed 11 pounds when he was born.
b. plump-cheeked
Su novia es una de esas mujeres cachetonas y risueñas que gustan a todo el mundo.His girlfriend is one of those plump-cheeked and cheerful women who everybody likes.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(haughty)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. cocky
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Jaime es muy cachetón. Parece que esté enamorado de sí mismo.Jaime is very cocky. He seems to be in love with himself.
b. bigheaded
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi amiga Julia es tan cachetona que se cree que todos los hombres están locos por ella.My friend Julia is so bigheaded she thinks all men are crazy about her.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (smack in the face)
a. slap in the face
Cuando el niño tiró el juguete al suelo por quinta vez, su madre le dio un cachetón.When the child threw his toy on the ground for the fith time, his mother gave him a slap in the face.
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cachetón
adjective
1 (Latinoamérica) (de cara rechoncha) plump-cheeked; fat-faced
2 (México) (descarado) impudent; barefaced; (S. Cone) (orgulloso) proud; haughty
3 (Centroamérica) (atractivo) attractive; congenial
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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