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chaval

el chaval, la chavala(
chah
-
bahl
)
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(child or young person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. kid
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esta chavala es muy graciosa. ¿Qué edad tiene? - Solo tiene doce años.This kid is really funny. How old is she? - She's only twelve.
b. boy (masculine)
Esta mañana llevé al chaval a la escuela.I took my boy to school this morning.
c. girl (feminine)
Estas chavalas son hermanas.These girls are sisters.
d. youngster
Había unos chavales bebiendo fuera de la estación.There were some youngsters drinking outside the station.
e. lad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine) (United Kingdom)
Este chaval es un genio.This lad is a genius.
f. lass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine) (United Kingdom)
¡Qué chavala tan inteligente eres!What an intelligent lass you are!
2. (form of address)
a. kid
Escucha, chaval. Eres aún muy joven para hacer ciertas cosas.Listen, kid. You're still too young to do certain things.
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chaval
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (niño)
a. kid, lad
2. (niña)
a. kid, girl
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
chavala chavala
lad/lass; boy/girl; kid (familiar)
es todavía un chaval he's only a kid still
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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