catracho
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
catracho(
kah
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trah
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choh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of Honduran origin)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Honduran
¿Conoces una banda rock catracha que se llama Osmosis?Do you know a Honduran rock band called Osmosis?
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nationality)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Honduran man (masculine)
El catracho que vive en el segundo siempre pone la música a todo volumen.The Honduran man who lives on the second floor always plays music at full volume.
b. Honduran woman (feminine)
Así que acabaste casándote con una catracha.So, you ended up marrying a Honduran woman.
catrachos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(nationality)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Hondurans
Los catrachos son unos apasionados del futbol, y tienen una buena selección nacional.Hondurans are soccer lovers, and they have a good national team.
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catrachoa catracha (Centroamérica)
adjective
of/from El Salvador; Salvadorean
native/inhabitant of El Salvador; Salvadorean
los catrachos the people of El Salvador
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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