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chatarra

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chatarra(
chah
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tah
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rrah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (pieces of metal)
a. scrap
Juan se dedica a comprar y vender chatarra.Juan buys and sells scrap for a living.
b. scrap metal
Todos los autos viejos y chocados terminan siendo chatarra.All the old and crashed cars end up as scrap metal.
2. (something useless)
a. junk
Esta computadora del año 2000 ya es chatarra.This computer from 2000 is junk now.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(coins)
a. small change
No sé si tengo suficiente. Solo llevo un poco de chatarra.I don't know whether I have enough. All I have is some small change.
b. loose change
Déjame pagar. Estoy intentando librarme de toda esta chatarra.Let me pay. I'm trying to get rid of all this loose change.
4. (low quality food)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. junk food
Los niños han estado comiendo pura chatarra.The kids have been eating only junk food.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (low quality)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. junk
La comida chatarra tiene pocos nutrientes.Junk food has very few nutrients.
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chatarra
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (metal)
a. scrap (metal)
2. (objetos, piezas)
a. junk
3. (colloquial)
a. cheap and nasty jewelry
4. (condecoraciones)
a. brass, medals
5. (colloquial)
a. small change
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chatarra
scrap; scrap iron
vender para chatarra to sell for scrap
chatarra espacial space junk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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