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bronca

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bronca(
brohng
-
kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (quarrel or commotion)
a. fight
Después de esa bronca que tuvimos, me fui de la casa.After that big fight we had, I left the house.
b. ruckus
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Un borracho armó una bronca en el bar anoche.A drunken man caused a ruckus at the bar last night.
c. fuss
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Pablo armó una bronca cuando le rayaron el carro nuevo.Pablo made a fuss when someone scratched his new car.
d. racket
Los vecinos hicieron tanta bronca anoche que no pude dormir.The neighbors were making such a racket last night that I couldn't sleep.
e. row (United Kingdom)
La actriz tuvo una bronca con el director, y le cancelaron el contrato.The actress had a row with the director, and they cancelled her contract.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(resentment)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No sé por qué el vecino me tiene tanta bronca, si yo no he hecho nada malo.I don't know why the neighbor has it in for me; I haven't done anything wrong.
Me da mucha bronca cuando me hacen esperar horas para ver al médico.It makes me mad when they make me wait for hours to see a doctor.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(reprimand)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. scolding
Me llevé una bronca del jefe por no tener la propuesta lista a tiempo.The boss gave me a scolding for not finalizing the proposal on time.
b. telling-off
Tu mamá te dará una buena bronca si te oye hablar así.You'll get a good telling-off if your mom hears you talking like that.
c. ticking-off (United Kingdom)
Le echó una bronca al perro por destrozar un almohadón.He gave his dog a ticking-off for tearing up a pillow.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(difficulty)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. problem
Va a ser una bronca llegar al Zócalo a esta hora.Getting to the Zocalo at this time of day is going to be a problem.
5. (booing)
a. jeering
La bronca que salía del estadio se escuchaba desde el centro.The jeering coming from the stadium could be heard from downtown.
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bronca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (jaleo)
a. row
armar (una) broncato kick up a row
buscar broncato look for trouble
2. (crítica)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. scolding, telling-off
echar una bronca a alguiento give somebody a row, to tell somebody off
3. (rabia) (River Plate)
a.
me da broncait makes me mad
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. snag, problem
fue una bronca poder mudarmemoving was no picnic
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bronca
1 (follón) row
armar una bronca to kick up a fuss; se armó una bronca tremenda there was an almighty row (familiar); buscar bronca to be looking for a fight; be spoiling for a fight; dar una bronca a algn (Teat) (Taur) to give sb the bird (familiar)
2 (regañina) ticking off (familiar)
nos echó una bronca fenomenal he came down on us like a ton of bricks (familiar)
3 (ruido) racket (familiar)
4 (S. Cone) (rabia) anger; fury
me da bronca it makes me mad (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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