chollo

chollo(
choh
-
yoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(deal)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bargain
Susana ahorra mucho porque siempre encuentra chollos en Internet.Susana saves a lot of money because she's always finding bargains on the Internet.
b. steal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Este ordenador solo te costó $300? ¡Menudo chollo!You mean to say you only paid $300 for this computer? That's a steal!
2. (easy situation)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cushy number
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Qué chollo tienes aquí! Un horario flexible, trabajo interesante y un buen sueldo.What a cushy number you have here! Flexible hours, interesting work, and a good salary.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La vida de Juan es un chollo porque no paga alquiler y gana mucho dinero.Juan has a really cushy life as he earns lots of money but doesn't pay any rent.
El trabajo de María es un chollo porque es fácil y divertido.María has a pretty cushy job as the work's easy but fun.
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chollo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (producto, compra)
a. bargain
2. (trabajo, situación)
a. cushy number
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chollo
1 (buena oportunidad) snip (familiar); bargain
el piso es un chollo por ese precio the apartment is a snip (familiar) o a bargain at that price; ¡qué chollo de trabajo! what a cushy job! (familiar)
2 (amorío) love affair
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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