The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.
- 1 (bebida alcohólica)alcoholic drink made from fermented maize, also called chicha bruja blanco como la chicha (Ven) white as a sheet [colloquial/familiar] ni chicha ni limonada [familiar/colloquial] neither one thing nor the other, neither fish nor fowl sacarle la chicha a algn (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], pagan bien pero nos sacan la chicha they pay well but they make you work for your money o they get their pound of flesh volver chicha a algn [familiar/colloquial] to beat sb to pulp volverse (una) chicha (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] to get in a muddle [colloquial/familiar]
- 3 3.1 (Esp) [lenguaje infantil/used to or by children], (carne) meat 3.2 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] la chicha (el cuerpo), llevaba toda la chicha al aire she was showing everything she had [colloquial/familiar] 3.3 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (gordura) ¡tiene unas chichas! she's so fat!