chancho

el chancho, la chancha(
chahn
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choh
)
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. pig
Lo chanchos del chiquero están siempre cubiertos de lodo.The pigs in the pigpen are always covered in mud.
b. swine
En el rancho crían chanchos y gallinas.They raise swine and hens on their ranch.
c. hog
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Estos chanchos se alimentan solo de bellotas.These hogs feed only on acorns.
d. sow (feminine)
Las chanchas comen las sobras que el granjero les da todos los días.Sows eat the leftovers the farmer gives them every day.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dirty person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. dirty pig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Juanjo pasa meses sin limpiar la casa. ¡Es un chancho!Juanjo goes for months without cleaning the house. He's a dirty pig!
b. dirty cow
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
Mi vecina es una chancha. Acumula toda la basura en el jardín de atrás.My neighbor's a dirty cow! She piles up all her trash in the back yard.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(fat person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. fatso
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
Antes estaba hecho un chancho, pero en los últimos años ha adelgazado mucho.He used to be a fatso, but he's lost a lot of weight in recent years.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. pork
Yo generalmente prefiero el chancho al cordero.I generally prefer pork to lamb.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dirty)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gross
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No eructes en la mesa. ¡Mira que eres chancho!Don't burp at the table. You're so gross!
b. nasty
¡Qué chancho! Deja de comerte los mocos.That's nasty! Stop eating your boogers!
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(contemptible)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lousy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El muy chancho de su marido se largó con todo el dinero.That lousy husband of hers disappeared with all the money.
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chancho
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (colloquial)
a. filthy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (animal)
a. pig, sow
3. (colloquial)
a. dirty o filthy pig
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chancho (Latinoamérica)
adjective
dirty; filthy
1 (cerdo) pig; hog; (EEUU) (carne) pork
son como chanchos they're as thick as thieves
hacerse el chancho rengo to pretend not to notice
quedar como chancho to come off badly
chancho salvaje wild boar
2 (Ajedrez) blocked piece
3 (S. Cone)
4 (S. Cone) [de suelos] floor polisher
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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