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English translation: charlatan

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Spanish term or phrase:CHANTA
English translation:charlatan
Entered by: Terry Burgess
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15:13 Aug 15, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Spanish term or phrase: CHANTA
... EL PERSONAJE REPRESENTABA EL TÍPICO "CHANTA" ARGENTINO.
normha
charlatan
Explanation:
The American Heritage Dictionary defines "charlatan" as:

"a person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge."

Near-synonyms include: "rogue," "quack," and "fraud."
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Fuad Yahya
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Summary of answers provided
na +1unreliable/deceitful/liar
Terry Burgess
nacharlatanFuad Yahya
naSugerencias:
mónica alfonso


  

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Explanation:
chanta:

sleaze (Am. Eng.)

rogue (?)

Espero que te sirva...

mónica alfonso
Local time: 11:11
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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25 mins peer agreement (net): +1
unreliable/deceitful/liar


Explanation:
Hi Normha!
According to the Oxford Superlex, "chanta" (in Argentina) means:
1)informal---unreliable
2)mentiroso --- deceitful..or a liar.

Hope this helps:-)
terry


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Terry Burgess
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Local time: 08:11
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Patricia Lutteral: Some may even say that "chanta argentino" is totally redundant... :-))
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31 mins
charlatan


Explanation:
The American Heritage Dictionary defines "charlatan" as:

"a person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge."

Near-synonyms include: "rogue," "quack," and "fraud."


    The American Heritage Dictionary
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 10
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Feb 6, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 6, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
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