There are 2 main translations of chicha in English:

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chicha 1

adjetivo

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There are 2 main translations of chicha in English:

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chicha 2

sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (bebida alcohólica)
    (alcoholic drink made from fermented maize, also called chicha bruja)
    blanco como la chicha (Venezuela)
    white as a sheet
    [familiar]
    ni chicha ni limonada [familiar]
    neither fish nor fowl
    sacarle la chicha a alguien (Venezuela) [familiar], 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 alguien [familiar]
    to beat somebody to pulp
    volverse (una) chicha (Venezuela) [familiar]
    to get in a muddle
    [familiar]

    Compounds

    chicha andina

    • (alcoholic drink made with corn flour and pineapple juice)

    chicha de manzana

    • (alcoholic drink made from apple juice)

    chicha de uva

    • (alchoholic drink made from grape juice)
  • 2 (bebida sin alcohol)
    (cold drink made with maize or fruit)

Cultural Note: chicha

A Latin American drink, typically alcoholic, made of fermented maize. In some South American countries, chicha is drunk out of a bull's horn during fiestas patrias. In Peru, the term lo chicha is used to denote anything relating to ordinary life and the common people. It also refers to a mixture of cumbia, a fast music of Colombian origin, and huayno, Andean music.
Example sentences
  • Podemos aprovechar el rito de la amistad durante la fiesta de la chicha que dura tres días, decía en su carta.
  • La chicha es la bebida del evento.
  • Durante 37 años sus manos han sido dueñas del secreto milenario y prepara la mejor chicha del Yamor.

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