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chamba

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chamba(
chahm
-
bah
)
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)
(employment) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. work
Julián tiene que buscar chamba porque sus padres dijeron que ya no le van a pagar nada.Julian has to find work because his parents said they're not going to pay his way anymore.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(position) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. job
Me salió una chamba en Oaxaca, así que me voy para allá la semana que entra.I got a job in Oaxaca, so I'm going down there next week.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(place of work) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. work
Hoy en la chamba nos dijeron que vamos a trabajar toda la Navidad.Today at work they told us we have to work the whole Christmas period.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(things to do) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. work
No puedo salir este fin de semana porque tengo mucha chamba.I can't go out this weekend because I have a lot of work.
5. (trench)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. ditch
La zanja que hay junto a la carretera se encharcó con las lluvias.The ditch next to the road got swamped after the rains.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(pure chance)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. luck
Vienes el último y te atienden el primero. ¡Vaya chamba!You are the last to come and the first to be served. What luck you have!
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chamba
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a. job
2. (zanja)
a. ditch
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chamba
1 (And) (tierra) turf; sod; (charca) pond; pool; (zanja) ditch
2 (México) (trabajo) work; business; (sueldo) wages
plural
; (p)
pay;
(sueldo bajo) low pay; (chollo) soft job (familiar)
3 (Caribe) (México) dough (muy_familiar); bread (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
chamba
luck
por chamba by a fluke; ¡vaya chamba que has tenido! you lucky thing!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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