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cacho

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cacho(
kah
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choh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(small chunk)
a. bit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me senté en el banco de la plaza a tirarles cachos de pan a las palomas.I sat on the park bench and threw bits of bread to the pigeons.
b. piece
Arranqué un cacho de tela del viejo mantel y lo usé para lustrar los muebles.I tore a piece of cloth from the old tablecloth and used it to polish the furniture.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used as intensifier)
a. damn
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Quítate del medio de la carretera, cacho idiota!Get off the middle of the road, you damn fool!
b. bloody
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Al fin llega el cacho autobús!The bloody bus is finally coming!
3. (anatomy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. horn
El toro levantó al matador con sus cachos y lo arrojó por los aires.The bull tossed the matador into the air with its horns.
4. (container)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. drinking horn
El rey levantó su cacho lleno de vino e hizo un brindis.The king raised his drinking horn full of wine and made a toast.
5. (dice cup)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. shaker
Cada jugador tiene que tener cinco dados en el cacho.Each player must have five dice in their shakers.
6. (game)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. cacho
En Bolivia, jugamos a un juego de dados similar a la generalla llamado cacho.In Bolivia, we played a dice game similar to Yahtzee called Cacho.
7. (cluster) (Southern Cone)
a. bunch
Compré una sandía, cinco naranjas y un cacho de banana.I bought a watermelon, five oranges, and a bunch of bananas.
8. (amusing anecdote)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. funny story
Cuéntanos otra vez ese cacho en el que corrías desnudo por la calle.Tell us that funny story about you running naked in the street again.
9. (annoyance)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. nuisance
Esa mesa en el medio del pasillo es un cacho.That table in the middle of the hallway is a nuisance.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drug)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. joint
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La policía arrestó a Carlos por fumar un cacho en la calle.The police arrested Carlos for smoking a joint on the street.
b. spliff
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Vas a fumarte un cacho? - No, es un cigarrillo armado hecho con tabaco.Are you going to smoke a spliff? - No, it's a rolled tobacco cigarette.
Cacho
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
11. (nickname for Charles) (River Plate)
a. Charlie
¿Cacho y Juancho van a la fiesta?Are Charlie and Johnny coming to the party?
b. Chuck
Cacho y Fede me van a ayudar con la mudanza.Chuck and Freddie are going to help me move out.
c. Chas
Estoy segura de que Cacho y Gabi no están en pareja.I'm sure that Chas and Gabby are not dating.
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cacho
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a. piece, bit
2. (asta)
a. horn
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
¡cacho tonto!you idiot!
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cacho
1 (miga) crumb; (trozo) bit; small piece
¡cacho de gloria! my precious!; ¡cacho de ladrón! you thief!; es un cacho de pan he's really kind; he's got a heart of gold; a cachos bit by bit
Déjame un poquito el pico. Mira, intenta abrir brecha y darle justo en la juntura, a ver si así consigues ir levantándolo a cachos antes de que alguien se lleve, a cachos, la Estación de las Delicias entera
caerse a cachos to fall apart; be falling to pieces
Es el metro más grande y el más antiguo del mundo. Una ciudad bajo la ciudad que se empezó a construir en 1863, mueve 2,5 millones de personas cada día en sus 150 estaciones y [se cae a cachos.]
(Latinoamérica) (cuerno) horn; (S. Cone) (para beber) cup (made of horn)
3 (And) (S. Cone) (dados) dice; set of dice; (cubilete) dice cup
jugar al cacho to play dice
4 (S. Cone) [de plátanos] bunch
5 (S. Cone) (géneros) unsaleable o unsold goods
plural
; (p)
(objeto) useless thing
6 (Latinoamérica) (chiste) funny story; joke; (broma) prank; practical joke; (Caribe) (mofa) mockery; derision
7 (Caribe) (marijuana) joint (muy_familiar); spliff (muy_familiar)
8 (Caribe) (pene) prick (vulgar)
9 (S. Cone) (problema) problem; (apuro) jam (familiar); tricky situation
10
¡cachos para arriba! (S. Cone) that's marvellous!; splendid!
echar cacho a algn (And) to outshine sb; go one better than sb
empinar el cacho (Latinoamérica) (beber) to drink
estar fuera de cacho to be in safe keeping; be out of danger
pegar los cachos a algn (Centroamérica) to cheat on sb; be unfaithful to sb
raspar el cacho a algn (S. Cone) to tell sb off (familiar)
cacho
(pez) [de río] chub; [de mar] (red) surmullet;
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