enchilar

enchilar(
ehn
-
chee
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lahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to season with chili
Cuando enchiles tu plato, verás lo sabroso que puede estar.When you season your dish with chili, you will see how tasty it can be.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pester)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. to annoy
Un desconocido me enchiló al llamarme gordo en mitad de la calle.A stranger annoyed me when he called me fat in the middle of the street.
enchilarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be annoyed)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. to get mad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me enchilé al enterarme de que Juana me había mentido.I got mad when I found out Juana had lied to me.
4. (to smart)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si no estás acostumbrado al ají, es normal que te enchiles rápido.If you're not used to having chili, it's normal for your mouth to burn easily.
Siempre me enchilo cuando como mucha comida picante.My mouth and eyes always sting when I eat too much spicy food.
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enchilarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to get angry
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enchilar
transitive verb
1 (Latinoamérica) (Culin) to season with chilli
2 (México) (molestar) to annoy
intransitive verb
(México) to sting; burn
pronominal verb
enchilarse (México) (enfadarse) to get angry; get mad; (EEUU) (México) (ruborizarse) to go red in the face
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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