This idiom may be literally translated as "to want the pig and the four reales."
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querer la chancha y los cuatro reales
intransitive verb phrase
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
(idiom) (to be very ambitious)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. to want to have the best of both worlds (idiom)
Te entiendo. Sos joven. Querés la chancha y los cuatro reales, pero me temo que no puede ser.I understand you. You're young. You want to have the best of both worlds, but I'm afraid you can't.
b. to want everything
La empresa japonesa quiere la chancha y los cuatro reales. Así no habrá acuerdo con ellos.The Japanese company wants everything. There won't be a deal with them like this.
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