In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Venezuela, Mexico, Peru informal(trabajo) work(lugar) workestá buscando/consiguió chamba — she's looking for/she got work / a job
- ha conseguido una buena chamba — he has got(ten) himself a good job
- no puedo ir al cine porque tengo mucha chamba — I can't go to the movies because I have a lot of work to do
- en la chamba — at work
2.2Colombia (herida)woundgashse abrió una chamba en la cabeza — he split his head open
4Spain informal(suerte)luck¡qué chamba que tienes! — you lucky devil! informal
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