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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (footwear)
a. thong (Australia)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando llego a casa, me quito las botas y uso chancletas.When I come home, I take off my boots and wear thongs.
b. flip-flop
Me quité las chancletas y caminé descalzo sobre la arena.I took off my flip-flops and walked barefoot on the sand.
2. (female newborn)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. baby girl
¿Cómo se llama esta chancleta tan linda? - Nahíma. Tiene tres meses.What's this cute baby girl's name? - Nahima. She's three months old.
3. (transport)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. accelerator
El pie izquierdo siempre va sobre el embrague. El derecho se usa para pisar el freno y la chancleta.Your left foot is always on the clutch. You use the right foot for the brake and the accelerator.
b. gas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Casi causé un choque cuando pisé por la chancleta en vez del freno.I almost caused a car crash when I stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(worthless person)
a. good-for-nothing
Oye, chancla. ¿Por qué nunca lavas los platos?Hey, good-for-nothing. Why don't you ever wash the dishes?
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1 flip-flop; thong; (EEUU)
ir en chancletas to wear flip-flops
estar hecho una chancleta to be a wreck (familiar)
tirar la chancleta (S. Cone) to have a good time
2 (Latinoamérica) baby girl
3 (Caribe) accelerator
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