calderilla

calderilla
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (coins)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. small change
Lo siento, pero no tengo billetes. Tendré que darte mucha calderilla.I'm sorry, but I don't have any bills. I'll have to give you a lot of small change.
b. loose change
¿Por qué tienes tanta calderilla? Debe pesarte mucho el monedero.Why do you have so much loose change? Your change purse must be very heavy.
c. change
¿Tienes algo de calderilla para la máquina expendedora de tabaco?Do you have any change for the cigarette vending machine?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very little money)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. peanuts
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tú ganas mucho dinero, y €1,000 para ti son calderilla.You earn a lot of money, and €1,000 is peanuts for you.
3. (religious)
a. holy water vessel
El cura guardaba la calderilla y el cáliz en un pequeño armario de la sacristía.The priest kept the holy water vessel and the chalice in a small cabinet in the vestry.
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calderilla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. small change
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calderilla
1 (Economía) small change
en calderilla in small change
2 (Religión) holy water vessel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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