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Pronunciation: /tʃiːf/

Translation of chief in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (head) jefe, (masculine, feminine), líder (masculine and feminine) chief of police jefe de policía the great white chief el gran jefe or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] el mero mero too many chiefs and not enough Indians muchos jefes y pocos trabajadores
    Example sentences
    • And very few of them are presided over by local aristocrats or clan chiefs.
    • And even in Gaelic tales, the island earned fame for being the penal colony where clan chiefs put their enemies in exile.
    • Some clan chiefs hedged their bets and sent sons off to fight on opposing sides.
    Example sentences
    • Mickey's evidence comes from a bureau chief of one of the news organizations.
    • The discussions between the unions and council chiefs are deadlocked because the employers say they cannot afford to increase their offer.
    • Police chiefs say the federal government must first secure the country's borders.
    1.2 (boss) [colloquial/familiar] jefe, (masculine, feminine) 1.3 (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], (as form of address/como título de cortesía) jefe, , patrón,
    Example sentences
    • Ah, it's just the main troops, Timmy, nothing to worry about, chief!
    • Maybe at one time, chief, but the carpet cops have taken over.
    • There's a button on the left of your keyboard somewhere with the words ‘Caps Lock’ printed on it, chief.


(before noun, no comparative/delante del nombre, sin comparativo)

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