el chorro
-the stream
See the entry for chorro.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (spurt)
a. stream
Tenemos que llevarle a un hospital porque la sangre le sale de la herida a chorros.We have to take him to a hospital because blood is streaming out of the wound.
b. jet
Quiero comprar una nueva alcachofa de ducha con un chorro más fuerte.I want to buy a new shower head with a stronger jet.
2. (abundance)
a. loads
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Después de ganar la lotería, Lucía parece haber hecho un chorro de amigos.After winning the lottery, Lucía seems to have made loads of friends.
b. stream
Debido a que vendió su patente a la empresa emergente por un royalty, María tiene un chorro de ingresos regulares.Having sold her patent to the start-up for a royalty, Maria has a stream of steady income.
3. (plumbing)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. faucet
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
O el chorro está roto o hay un atasco, porque solo salen unas pocas gotas.Either the faucet is broken or there is a blockage, because only a few drops are coming out.
b. tap
Te puedes servir un vaso de agua en la cocina. Ese chorro tiene agua filtrada.You can pour yourself a glass of water in the kitchen. That tap has filtered water.
4. (robber) (Southern Cone)
a. thief
Ten cuidado en ese barrio. Hay muchos chorros por allí.Be careful in that neighborhood. There are a lot of thieves out there.
b. pickpocket
El viejo no vio al chorro que le robó la cartera.The old man did not see the pickpocket who stole his wallet.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. diarrhea
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me dio chorro en el camión y el baño estaba descompuesto.I got diarrhea on the bus and the bathroom was out of order.
b. diarrhoea (United Kingdom)
Siempre me da chorro cuando voy de vacaciones.I always get diarrhoea when I go on holiday.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de líquido; borbotón)
a. jet, spurt
2. (hilo)
a. trickle
salir a chorrosto spurt o gush out
3. (fam fig)
como los chorros del oroas clean as a new pin
4. (de luz, gente, preguntas)
a. stream
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
un chorro dea load of, loads of
tiene un chorro de dineroshe has loads of money
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1 [de líquido] jet; stream
salía un buen chorro de agua del grifo there was a strong flow of water from the tap; se añade un chorrito de leche add a drop of milk; beber a chorro to drink without touching the bottle
2 (Técnica) jet; blast
un avión con propulsión a chorro jet-propelled plane; motor a chorro jet engine
chorro de arena sandblast
chorro de vapor steam jet
la plancha echa chorros de vapor con solo presionar este botón
3 (montón) stream; string
un chorro de insultos a stream o string of insults; un chorro de palabras a torrent of words; un chorro de voz a verbal blast; a really loud voice
a chorros in plenty; in abundance
llover a chorros to pour (down); salir a chorros to gush forth; come spurting out
la sangre le salía a chorros
hablar a chorros to talk nineteen to the dozen
4 (suerte) jam (muy_familiar); luck
¡qué chorro tiene! he's so jammy! (muy_familiar)
5 (S. Cone) (ladrón) thief; pickpocket
6 (And) [de látigo] lash
7 (Centroamérica) (grifo) tap; faucet; (EEUU)
8 (Caribe) (reprimenda) ticking-off (familiar); dressing-down (familiar)
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