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jaleo

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jaleo(
hah
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leh
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oh
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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. (uproar)
a. racket
¿Para qué todo este jaleo? ¿Es que no pueden jugar sin hacer ruido, chicos?What's all this racket? Can't you kids play more quietly?
b. commotion
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El profesor entró en la clase, alarmado por el jaleo que se escuchaba.The teacher went into the classroom, alarmed by the commotion he was hearing.
c. row
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Con el jaleo que armaban los vecinos de al lado, no pude dormir.I couldn't sleep with the row the next-door neighbors were making.
2. (confusion)
a. muddle
Tengo un jaleo de cuadernos que ya no sé dónde apuntar las cosas.I have such a muddle of notebooks I can't remember where to write everything.
b. mess
Mañana tengo que ver a mi abogado para arreglar todos estos jaleos por el divorcio.I have to see my lawyer tomorrow to sort out all this mess over the divorce.
3. (problems)
a. hassle
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tuve jaleo con mi jefe por haber hablado mal de la empresa en público.I had some hassle with my boss for having spoken badly of the company in public.
4. (fight)
a. brawl
La policía separó a los dos participantes en el jaleo.The police separated the two men involved in the brawl.
5. (shouting and clapping)
a. cheering
El jaleo del público animó a los bailarines a darlo todo.The public's cheering encouraged the dancers to give their all.
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jaleo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (alboroto)
a. row, rumpus
armar jaleoto kick up a row o fuss
2. (lío)
a. mess, confusion
3. (aplausos, gritos)
a. cheering
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jaleo
1 (ruido) row; racket
armar un jaleo to kick up a row
2 (confusión) mess; muddle; (problema) hassle
es un jaleo acordarse de tantos nombres it's such a hassle having to remember all those names; con tanto botón me armo unos jaleos I get into such a mess o muddle with all these buttons; se armó un jaleo tremendo all hell broke loose (familiar)
3 (juerga) binge (familiar)
estar de jaleo to be having a good time
4 (Música) shouting and clapping to encourage dancers; (to encourage dancers)
5 (Caza) hallooing
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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