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chava
-guy
Feminine singularofchavo(noun)
chava
-young
Feminine singularofchavo(adjective)

chavo

el chavo, la chava(
chah
-
boh
)
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. (young person)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. guy (masculine)
A los chavos les gusta mucho esta discoteca.Guys really love this nightclub.
b. girl (feminine)
Esa chava está en mi clase de física.That girl is in my physics class.
2. (partner)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. boyfriend (masculine)
Mi chavo me trajo flores en mi cumpleaños.My boyfriend brought me flowers on my birthday.
b. girlfriend (feminine)
Mi chava quiere que terminemos nuestra relación.My girlfriend wants us to break up.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(coin)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cent
No me queda ni un chavo.I don't have a cent left.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tengo que ahorrar ya que no tengo ni un chavo.I need to save as I don't have any money.
¿Es verdad que estés sin un chavo?Is it true that you're broke?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(youthful)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. young
Me casé estando muy chava. Tenía 21 años.I got married when I was very young. I was 21 years old.
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chavo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (chico)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. guy, girl
2. (novio)
a. boyfriend, girlfriend
3. (dinero)
a.
no tener un chavoto be penniless
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chavoa chava
no tener o estar sin un chavo to be skint (familiar); be stony broke (familiar)
(México) (Centroamérica) guy (familiar)/girl
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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