- 1.1 (Andes) (cinta) ribbon; (en una carrera) tape cruzó la meta cortando la huincha con el pecho he breasted the (finishing) tape está que corta las huinchas por algo (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] he/she is dying for sth [colloquial/familiar] está que corta las huinchas por ver a su novio she can't wait to o she's dying to see her boyfriend hacer algo por las puras huinchas (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], me di el viaje por las puras huinchas I had a wasted journey, I went all that way for nothing ser quedado en or de las huinchas (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] to be an idiot [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (Bol, Chi) (para el pelo) hair-band 1.3 (Bol, Chi, Per) (para medir) tape measure
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.