la carcanchita
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carcanchita

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "carcachita."
carcanchita(
kahr
-
kahn
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chee
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(automobile)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. old heap
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi coche es una carcanchita, pero me lleva a todos lados.My car is an old heap, but it takes me everywhere.
b. old banger
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mi carcanchita está en el taller. Tenía problemas con el radiador.My old banger is at the garage. There were some problems with the radiator.
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