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chollo(
choh
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yoh
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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)
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)
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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