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tacho
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tacho(
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choh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (container for garbage)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. trash can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Dónde está el tacho?Where's the trash can?
b. garbage can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No tires papeles en ese tacho de basura; no es para reciclables.Don't throw paper in that garbage can; it isn't for recycling.
c. dustbin (United Kingdom)
El tacho está lleno. Hay que sacar la basura.The dustbin is full. We need to take out the rubbish.
d. rubbish bin (United Kingdom)
Ese tacho tiene olor. Lo voy a lavar.That rubbish bin smells. I'll wash it out.
e. bin (United Kingdom)
¿Qué día de la semana vacían los tachos de la cuadra?Which day of the week are the bins on our street emptied?
2. (container for waste paper)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. wastebasket
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Por equivocación tiré un documento importante al tacho y no lo pude recuperar.I threw an important document in the wastebasket by mistake and couldn't get it back.
b. waste-paper basket (United Kingdom)
Compré un tacho nuevo para tu cuarto.I bought a new waste-paper basket for your bedroom.
c. waste-paper bin (United Kingdom)
Los tachos de las aulas siempre están llenos.The waste-paper bins in the classrooms are always full.
3. (receptacle)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. container
Busca un tacho para poner debajo de la gotera.Get a container to put under the leak.
b. bucket
Estoy guardando esos tachos viejos para reciclarlos como macetas.I'm keeping those old buckets to reuse them as plant pots.
c. metal container
Muchos usan tachos de metal vacíos como braseros.Many people use empty metal containers as braziers.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(transport) (River Plate)
a. cab
Si tu avión sale muy temprano, te conviene ir en tacho al aeropuerto.If your plane leaves very early, you should get a cab to the airport.
b. hack
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vamos a llegar tarde. Tomemos un tacho.We're going to be late. Let's grab a hack.
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tacho
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metálico, de hojalata)
a. tin
2. (de plástico)
a. container
3. (papelera)
a. waste-paper bin o basket (United Kingdom)
b. wastebasket
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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tacho
1 (Latinoamérica) (cubo) bucket; pail; (caldera) boiler; (olla) pan; (para azúcar) sugar pan; sugar evaporator; (arcón) bin; container
tacho de la basura tacho para la basura (And) (S. Cone) dustbin; rubbish bin; trash o garbage can; (EEUU)
tacho para lavar la ropa clothes boiler
2 (S. Cone) (lavabo) washbasin; bathroom sink o washbowl; (EEUU)
irse al tacho to be ruined; fail
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