Translation of cancha in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 1.1 [Deporte/Sport] (de baloncesto) court; (de frontón, squash) court; (de tenis) court; (de fútbol, rugby) (América Latina/Latin America) field, pitch (inglés británico/British English) ; (de golf) (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) course; (de polo) (América Latina/Latin America) field 1.2 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (de esquí) slope 1.3 (Chile) [Aviación/Aviation] tb cancha de aterrizaje landing strip, runway
- 2 (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] (desenvoltura) es un político con mucha cancha he is a politician with a great deal of presence es inteligente pero le falta cancha she's intelligent but she lacks self-confidence tiene mucha cancha con los niños she's very good with children o/or [familiar/colloquial] she has a real way with kids
- 3 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (espacio) space, room ¡abran cancha! make way! abrirse cancha en la vida (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to make one's way in the world darle cancha a algn (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial] to give sb an advantage darle cancha tiro y lado a algn (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to beat sb hands down [familiar/colloquial] dejarle la cancha libre a algn (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to leave sb room to maneuver sentirse en su cancha (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to be in one's element
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