In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(conversación)se pasa la mañana de cháchara con las vecinas — she spends the whole morning chattering with the neighbors
- basta de cháchara y a trabajar — that's enough chitchat, get down to some work
2Mexico(objeto de poca importancia)[ S ] compro ropa usada, y cháchara(s) en general — secondhand clothing and general bric-a-brac bought
- tiene el cajón lleno de chácharas — his drawer's full of junk / of odds and ends
- ¿y esa cháchara? — what's that bit of old junk?
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