chabacano

chabacano(
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bah
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kah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (in bad taste)
a. vulgar
Pablo se va a meter en problemas por contar esos chistes chabacanos en la oficina.Pablo is going to get in trouble for telling those vulgar jokes in the office.
El marinero usaba frases chabacanas y maldecía.The sailor used vulgar phrases and swore.
b. tasteless
Nadie se rio del chiste chabacano que hizo Esteban.Nobody laughed at Esteban's tasteless joke.
c. coarse
No utilices lenguaje chabacano enfrente de los niños.Don't use coarse language in front of the children.
d. gaudy (decoration)
La decoración chabacana de esta habitación es una pobre imitación del estilo rococó.The gaudy decoration of this room is a poor imitation of the rococo style.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. apricot tree
El chabacano en nuestro jardín trasero tiene hojas de color verde oscuro.The apricot tree in our backyard has dark green leaves.
3. (fruit)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. apricot
Comimos manzanas, mangos y chabacanos.We ate apples, mangos, and apricots.
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chabacano
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. vulgar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (fruta)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. apricot
3. (árbol)
a. apricot tree
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chabacano
adjective
[+chiste] vulgar; coarse; in bad taste; [+objeto] cheap; [+trabajo] shoddy;
chabacano
(México) apricot; apricot tree
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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