Translation of chaleco in English:
nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1.1 (de un traje) vest (inglés norteamericano/American English) waistcoat (inglés británico/British English) 1.2 (jersey sin mangas) sleeveless sweater 1.3 (acolchado) body warmer, sleeveless jacket 1.4 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (rebeca) cardigan a chaleco (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial], tienes que dar una mordida, eso es a chaleco you have to give a bribe, that's a must [familiar/colloquial] a chaleco quieren ganar, no les importa cómo they're determined to win by hook or by crook quedar como chaleco de mono (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to make a fool of oneself
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