la cancha roughly translates to the court. Showing results for cancha.
cancha
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cancha(
kahn
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chah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (playing area for basketball, tennis, etc.)
a. court (basketball, tennis)
Compramos sillas que estaban justo en la cancha.We got seats that were right on the court.
2. (playing area for soccer, rugby, etc.)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. field
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los niños juegan al fútbol en esa cancha todos los martes.The kids play soccer on that field on Tuesdays.
b. pitch (United Kingdom)
El árbitro estaba esperando a los jugadores en la cancha para empezar el partido.The referee was waiting on the pitch for the players so he could start the game.
3. (golf course)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. course
La cancha tiene 18 hoyos.The course has 18 holes.
4. (no restriction)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. free reign
El jefe nos ha dado cancha para diseñar el proyecto a nuestra manera.The boss has given us free reign to design the project our way.
5. (space) (Southern Cone)
a. room
Los paparazzi no le dan cancha a los famosos cuando le toman fotos.Paparazzi don't give celebrities much room when they take their picture.
6. (expertise)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. experience
Tras muchos años trabajando en este campo, tiene mucha cancha.After many years working on this field, he has a lot of experience.
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cancha
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de tenis, baloncesto, squash)
a. court
2. (de fútbol)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. field, pitch
3. (de golf)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. course
está en su canchahe's in his element
cancha de aterrizajerunway
cancha de carrerasracetrack
4. (descampado)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. open space, open ground
5. (corral)
a. fenced yard
6. (colloquial)
a. toasted
b. maize o (United Kingdom)
c. corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
7. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dar cancha a alguiento give somebody a chance
8. (colloquial) (River Plate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡abran cancha!make way!
tener canchato be streetwise o savvy
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cancha
1 (Dep) (de tenis, baloncesto) court; [de fútbol] ground
cancha de bolos (Latinoamérica) bowling alley
cancha de golf (Latinoamérica) golf course
2 (S. Cone) (espacio) room
abrir cancha to make way; make room
estar en su cancha to be in one's element
dar cancha a algn
hay que dar cancha a los jóvenes escritores we have to give a chance to young writers; medios de difusión que dan mucha cancha a los terroristas media that give a lot of coverage o exposure to terrorists
No quiero dar cancha a nadie que puede atentar contra la libertad de mi país
3 (en aeropuerto)
cancha de aterrizaje (S. Cone) landing strip; runway
4 (Latinoamérica) (experiencia) experience
tener cancha to be experienced
5 (Latinoamérica) (hipódromo) racecourse; racetrack; (EEUU)
en la cancha se ven los pingos o gallos actions speak louder than words
6 (Latinoamérica) (maíz) toasted corn
7 (And) (tajada) cut
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