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chapa
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chapa(
chah
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pah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
6. (door fastener)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
7. (vehicle tag) (River Plate)
a. license plate
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
8.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(prostitution)
a. trick
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
chapas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
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chapa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lámina; de metal)
a. sheet, plate
2. (de madera)
a. board
3. (automotive)
a. bodywork
taller de chapa y pinturabody shop
chapa onduladacorrugated iron
4. (de botella)
a. top, cap
juego de las chapaschildren's game played with bottle tops
5. (insignia)
a. badge
6. (cerradura)
a. lock
7. (de matrícula) (River Plate)
a. numberplate (United Kingdom)
b. license plate
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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chapa
1 (material) sheet metal
la escultura incorpora chapa y madera the sculpture includes sheet metal and wood
2 (lámina)
una chapa de metal a metal sheet; a sheet of metal
la caseta había sido construida con /chapas/ y ladrillos, de forma rudimentaria
una chapa de madera a wooden panel; una chapa de acero a steel plate; la chapa del coche the panel of the car; una mesa revestida con chapa de nogal a table covered with a walnut veneer
Rollos de chapa de madera natural o sintéticos en tiras para rematar cantos de tableros
chapa acanalada chapa ondulada corrugated iron (sheet)
3 [de policía] badge; [de adorno] badge
lleva la cazadora llena de chapas he has badges all over his jacket
4 [de botella] cap; top
5 (S. Cone) [de matrícula]
chapa de patente licence o license plate; (EEUU)
6 chapas (juego) game of throwing bottle tops
7 (España) one-hundred-peseta coin
solo cuesta tres chapas "Quedamos a las ocho y media de la tarde, ponemos cinco chapas cada uno [500 pesetas] y nos ponemos hasta el culo de calimocho [vino con coca-cola]"
estar sin chapa not to have a farthing o cent
8
hacer chapas (prostituirse) to turn tricks (muy_familiar)
9 (Latinoamérica) (cerradura) lock; (tirador) (door) handle
10
hombre de chapa sensible man
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