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American English: /tʃip/
British English: /tʃiːp/

Translation of cheap in Spanish:

adjective cheaper, cheapest

  • 1 1.1 (inexpensive)
    (fare/ticket) (British)
    de precio reducido
    cheap money
    dinero (masculine) barato or a bajo interés
    dirt cheap
    tirado [colloquial]
    regalado [colloquial]
    it's cheap at the price
    a ese precio es barato
    a ese precio resulta económico
    cheap at half the price
    casi nada [ironic]
    cheap and cheerful
    bonito y barato
    on the cheapI bought/sold/got it on the cheap
    lo compré/vendí/conseguí barato or a bajo precio
    she travels/lives on the cheap
    viaja/vive con poco dinero
    viaja/vive a lo barato [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • There is a huge difference between an online bookmaker and a firm who offer services in cheap flights, car hire and internet cafés.
    • That could, in turn, cause prices of oil to slump to the detriment of the Saudi economy and its ability to provide cheap public services.
    • I've read most of it so can strongly recommend books like this that detail the places to visit, cost and includes tips on where to go for great service and a cheap deal.
    1.2 (shoddy)
    de baratillo
    (mechanic/electrician) (US)
    cheap and nasty
    Example sentences
    • We may well be starting to develop a taste for better coffee, but only 30 per cent of the beans we import are quality arabica, the rest being cheap, inferior robusta.
    • In addition, cheap, inferior food which floods into this country from abroad undercuts quality home produce and increases the downward pressure on farm gate prices.
    • That is, that it's providing cheap labor instead of quality, but more expensive labor.
  • 2 2.1 (vulgar, contemptible)
    de mal gusto
    to make oneself cheap
    Example sentences
    • Finally he did achieve a cheap tabloid immortality, but this CD won't raise his status.
    • The cheap thrills aren't worth the self-inflicted lobotomy one must perform to enjoy them.
    • It hurts, but now I just remind myself that they don't know anything about me, and that I am worth more than their cheap laughs.
    Example sentences
    • She deserves and should expect nothing but ridicule for this newest cheap trick.
    • How are we supposed to teach our kids about sportsmanship and fair play if this coach constantly gets away with his cheap tricks and abusive behavior?
    • There is something strangely mesmerising about a snake-charmer's snake but, at the end of the day, you realise it is just another cheap trick.
    2.2 (worthless)
    words are cheap
    es fácil hablar
    they hold life cheap
    tienen en poco la vida
    2.3 (stingy) (US) [colloquial]
    agarrado [colloquial]
    apretado [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The answer is they are greedy and cheap, just like the executives of the supermarket.
    • He is nothing but a cheap penny-pincher who has gone out of his way to alienate himself from Chicago fans.
    • I've got an etiquette question because I can't decide if I'm being cheap and greedy or thoroughly modern.

adverb cheaper, cheapest

  • to buy/sell/get something cheap
    comprar/vender/conseguir algo barato
    the house was going cheap
    la casa se vendía barata
    success doesn't come cheap
    el éxito cuesta caro
    Example sentences
    • Ah - there's an idea… pork joints going cheap for Christmas anyone?
    • Gary spotted electric trimmers going cheap and brought them home, so both he and Lewis ended up with really short cuts.
    • However, at just under €400,000 before tax and transport costs, it could be a while before you see any going cheap.
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