chueco

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chueco(
chweh
-
koh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not straight)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. crooked
La lámpara de piso se ve chueca. ¿Puedes enderezarla con las manos?The foot lamp looks crooked. Can you straighten it with your hands?
2. (with bow legs)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bow-legged
La radiografía muestra que el niño es chueco.The X-ray shows that the child is bow-legged.
b. bandy-legged
Las piernas de tu hijo están un poco arqueadas, pero no significa que sea chueco.Your child's legs are a bit bowed, but he is not bandy-legged.
3. (with the feet pointing inwards) (Southern Cone)
a. pigeon-toed
Mi bebé era chueco y tuvo que usar zapatos ortopédicos.My baby was pigeon-toed and had to wear corrective shoes.
4. (baker-legged) (River Plate)
a. knock-kneed
Matías es chueco y se va a tener que hacer fisioterapia para corregir sus piernas.Matias is knock-kneed and will have to receive physical therapy to correct his legs.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lame)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. one-legged
La mujer chueca prefirió usar muletas en lugar de una silla de ruedas.The one-legged woman preferred using crutches rather than a wheelchair.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(one-handed)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. one-armed
El hombre chueco todavía puede jugar al tenis. Puede hacer todo con su brazo derecho.The one-armed man can still play tennis. He can do everything with his right arm.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(licentious)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. loose-living
Andrea está saliendo con un hombre chueco que presuntamente es usurero.Andrea is dating a loose-living man who is supposedly a loan shark.
b. crooked
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)
Mario terminó muerto por tener una vida chueca y por involucrarse con delincuentes.Mario ended up dead because of his crooked life and getting involved with criminals.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(shady)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. crooked
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)
Escuché que Raúl anda en negocios chuecos con la mafia italiana.I heard Raul has crooked dealings with the Italian mafia.
b. dodgy (United Kingdom)
El negocio suena chueco, casi ilegal.The business seems dodgy, bordering on illegal.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(robbed)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. stolen
La policía atrapó a los ladrones y recuperó el carro chueco.The police captured the robbers and retrieved the stolen car.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(forged)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. false
El banco probó que Martínez presentó documentos chuecos para lograr que se le otorgue el préstamo.The bank proved that Martinez presented false documents to get the loan.
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chueco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. twisted
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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chueco
adjective
(Latinoamérica)
1 (torcido) crooked; bent
un negocio chueco a crooked deal (familiar)
2 (patizambo) bandy-legged
3 (And) (S. Cone) (patituerto) pigeon-toed
4 (México) (manco) one-armed; (con una sola pierna) one-legged
5 (México) (de mala vida) loose-living; (sospechoso) suspicious
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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