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chaca
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "chaka."
el chaca, la chaca(
chah
-
kah
)
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).
1.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(important or powerful person)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. heavy
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Yo no me metería con ese. Es un chaca de esta zona que tiene mucha influencia.I wouldn't mess with that guy; he's a heavy in this area who's got a lot of pull.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(tasteless person)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Los hijos de mis vecinos son unos chacas que siempre están haciendo mucho ruido en la calle.My neighbors' sons are a couple of wannabe gangsters who are always making a lot of noise on the street.
Esos chacas no son tan chingones como pretenden serlo. Se metieron con mi hermano, pero él les enseñó quién manda.Those posers try to act all badass, but they're not that tough. They messed with my brother, but he showed them what's what.
b. chav
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(masculine) (United Kingdom)
Vamos a ese bar? - No mames, güey, que está lleno de pinches chacas nomás.Should we go to that bar? - Are you taking the piss, mate? That place is full of nothing but bloody chavs.
c. chavette
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(feminine) (United Kingdom)
Vámonos antes de que llegue mi hermana con sus amigas. Son todas unas chacas.Let's get out of here before my sister arrives with all her friends. They're a bunch of chavettes.
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chaca
estar en la chaca (Caribe) to be flat broke (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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