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machete
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machete(
mah
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cheh
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (weaponry)
a. machete
Atravesamos la densa jungla con un machete.We hacked our way through the dense jungle armed with a machete.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sheet with test answers)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. crib note
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La maestra me atrapó usando un machete en el examen final.The teacher caught me using a crib note during the final exam.
b. cheat sheet
Simón escondió el machete en su cartuchera.Simon hid the cheat sheet inside his pencil case.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(job)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. grind
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se terminaron las vacaciones, así que tengo que volver al machete.My vacations are over, so I have to come back to the daily grind.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. prick
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Chúpame el machete, pendejo!Suck my prick, asshole!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (cheap)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. stingy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dale, no seas machete y préstame 50 pesos.Come on, don't be stingy and lend me 50 pesos.
b. tight-fisted
Rubén es machete y no va a dejar propina.Ruben is tight-fisted and won't leave a tip.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fabulous)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Qué canción tan machete! ¿Quién la canta?This is a great song! Who's the artist?
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machete
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (arma)
a. machete
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. crib note
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machete
machete
machete
adjective
mean; stingy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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