chungo

chungo(
choong
-
goh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bad)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sketchy
La casa no está fea, pero el vecindario está chungo.The house is not bad, but the neighborhood is sketchy.
b. dicey
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La situación entre mis padres está chunga y creo que se acabarán divorciando.The situation between my parents is dicey and I think they'll end up getting a divorce.
c. dodgy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Ese lunar tiene una pinta muy chunga. Será mejor que vayas al dermatólogo.That mole looks pretty dodgy. You'd better go to the dermatologist.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sick)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. ropy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me sentía chungo, pero me dormí un rato y ahora me siento mejor.I was feeling ropy, but I slept for a while and I feel much better now.
b. dodgy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mi abuelo está un poco chungo y el doctor dice que puede que no se recupere.My grandfather is feeling dodgy and the doctor says he may not make it.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(difficult)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. brutal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El examen de historia fue chungo y no creo que apruebe nadie.The history exam was brutal and I don't think anyone will pass.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mean)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nasty
Cris es una tía muy chunga que no tiene ninguna empatía.Cris is a really nasty woman who has no empathy.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(broken)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. crappy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta tostadora está chunga; ¡ya tírala!This toaster is crappy; get rid of it!
b. dodgy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Llamé al técnico porque el lavavajillas está chungo y a veces no funciona.I called the repairman because the dishwasher is dodgy and sometimes it doesn't work.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(badly)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Veo chungo con estas gafas.I can't see a thing with these glasses.
Lo pasaron chungo cuando murió su padre.They went through a rough time when their dad died.
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chungo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (persona)
a. horrible, nasty
2. (cosa)
a. lousy
la cosa está chungait's a real bitch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (general)
a.
tomarse algo a chungato take something as a joke, not to take something seriously
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chungo
adjective
1 [+lavadora, televisor] bust (familiar); [+fruta] rotten
la lavadora está chunga estos melocotones están chungos
2 (desagradable) nasty
3 (feo) ugly; hideous
4 (con mala pinta) dodgy (familiar); dicey (familiar)
es una persona chunga, yo no me fio
5 (enfermo)
he estado un poco chungo I've been feeling a bit rop(e)y o dodgy (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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