chita

chita(
chee
-
tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. cheetah
En el safari tuvimos la suerte de ver chitas y leones.We were lucky enough to see cheetahs and lions on the safari.
2. (anatomy)
a. anklebone
El podólogo detectó una anomalía en la chita de mi pie izquierdo.The podiatrist detected an irregularity in the anklebone of my left foot.
3. (game)
a. knucklebones
El juego de la chita pone a prueba la destreza manual de los jugadores.The game of knucklebones tests the players' skill with their hands.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express surprise)
a. wow!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Chita! ¡No esperaba verte por aquí hoy!Wow! I didn't expect to see you here today!
b. jeez!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Chita! ¡Qué susto me has dado! ¿Por qué tienes que gritar así?Jeez! You scared me! Why do you have to shout like that?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express anger)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. damn!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Chita! Perdimos el tren por unos segundos.Damn! We missed the train by seconds.
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chita
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
a la chita callandoquietly, on the quiet
chita
a la chita callando (sin molestar) unobtrusively; (con disimulo) on the quiet; on the sly
chita
1 (Anatomía) anklebone
dar en la chita to hit the nail on the head
no se me da una chita
(no) me importa una chita I don't care two hoots;de about
2 (juego) boys' game played with an anklebone
3 (México) (saco) net bag; (dinero) money; (ahorros) small amount of money saved; nest egg
chita
interjection
(Chile) (caramba) damn! (familiar); Jesus! (familiar)
¡por la chita! damn it! (familiar)
Atinó a decir ¡chitas me pillaron! Chitas que estoy aburría de no hacer ná! ¡Chitas la payasá!
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