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chongo
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chongo(
chohng
-
goh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (chignon)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. bun
¿Te vas a hacer un chongo o vas a usar el pelo suelto?Are you going to put your hair up in a bun, or are you going to wear it loose?
2. (ringlet)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
a. curl
Los chongos se me desbarataron con la lluvia.My curls got ruined in the rain.
3. (animal)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. nag
Dicen que ese caballo es un chongo, por lo que no se puede usar para carreras.They say that's a nag, so it can't be used for racing.
chongos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (plaits)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
a. pigtails
Mi mamá siempre me trenzaba el pelo para hacerme chongos.My mom would always braid my hair into pigtails.
5. (dessert made from curds, cinnamon and syrup)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. curd dessert
¿Te doy más chongos?Would you like some more curd dessert?
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chongo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (moño)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. bun
2. (dulce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
chongos zamoranosdessert made from milk curds, served in syrup
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chongo
1 (México) (moño) bun
2 (S. Cone) (cuchillo) blunt knife; worn-out knife
3 (Caribe) (caballo) old horse
4 (Centroamérica) (México) (Centroamérica) (México)chongos (trenzas) pigtails
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