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pancho

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pancho(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relaxed)
a. calm
Lo corrieron del trabajo y aun así se quedó muy pancho.He was fired, but despite this, he remained very calm.
b. unworried
Claudia se ve muy pancha y relajada.Claudia looks unworried and relaxed.
c. unruffled
Ya viene la policía y tú tan pancha.The police are on their way, and there you are, quite unruffled.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(happy)
a. satisfied
Quedé muy pancha con mi resultado en el examen.I was very satisfied with my test result.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (frankfurter in a bun) (River Plate)
a. hot dog
Habrá panchos y gelatinas en la fiesta de Emilio.There will be hot dogs and jello at Emilio's party.
4. (chorizo and bread)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
a. chorizo sandwich
¿Ya probaste los panchos que hace Susana?Have you tried Susana's chorizo sandwiches?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(commotion)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. scene
La señora armó un pancho en el supermercado porque no le hicieron un reembolso.The lady made a scene at the supermarket because they wouldn't give her a refund.
b. fuss
David hizo un pancho porque no le compramos la paleta.David made a fuss because we didn't buy him his lollipop.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stomach)
a. belly
Ya no le cierra la camisa con ese pancho de cerveza.His shirt will no longer do up thanks to that belly of his.
b. paunch
A ver si con el ejercicio se le quita ese pancho.Let's see if exercise helps him get rid of that paunch.
Pancho
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
7. (nickname for Francisco)
a. Pancho (masculine)
Toda mi familia mexicana me llama Pancho; y los españoles, Paco.My whole Mexican family calls me Pancho; and the Spaniards, Paco.
b. Pancha (feminine)
Los maestros le dicen Francisca. Sus amigos le dicen Pancha.The teachers call her Francisca. Her friends call her Pancha.
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pancho
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (colloquial)
a. calm, unruffled
estar/quedarse tan panchoto be/remain perfectly calm
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pancho
adjective
(tranquilo) calm; unruffled
estar tan pancho (S. Cone) (España) to remain perfectly calm; not turn a hair
pancho
adjective
1 (S. Cone) (marrón) brown; tan
2 (And) (Caribe) (aplastado) broad and flat; (achaparrado) squat
ni tan pancho ni tan ancho (Caribe) neither one thing nor the other
(Arg) (Culin) hot dog
pancho
(pez) young sea-bream
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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