carcacha

carcacha(
kahr
-
kah
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chah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vehicle)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. wreck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Aunque compré mi primer carro solo por $500, era una verdadera carcacha.Although I had bought my first car for only $500, it was a total wreck.
b. old heap
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Con el dinero que ahorró en su primer trabajo, se compró una carcacha.With the money he saved from his first job, he bought an old heap.
c. old banger
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Al hijo del granjero le daba vergüenza que le vieran por la ciudad manejando la carcacha.The farmer's son was ashamed of being seen driving the old banger through the city.
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