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tongo
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tongo(
tohng
-
goh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (cheating)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se demostró que había habido tongo en las elecciones y hubo que repetirlas.It was proved that the elections had been rigged and they had to be repeated.
Muchos creemos que hubo tongo en el concurso, y por eso protestamos.Many of us think the contest was fixed, and that's why we're protesting.
2. (clothing) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. bowler hat
El artista siempre se cubre la cabeza con su inconfundible tongo.The artist always wears his unmistakable bowler hat on his head.
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tongo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (engaño)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
en la pelea hubo tongothe fight was fixed
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tongo
(Dep) (trampa) fixing
¡hay tongo! it's been fixed!; it's been rigged!; hubo tongo en las elecciones the elections were rigged
tongo
(And) (Chile)
1 (bombín) Indian woman's hat; bowler hat
2 (bebida) rum punch
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