See also: čhaval

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of Gaulish origin.

NounEdit

chaval m (plural chavals)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) horse

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Caló chavó, from Romani ćhavo, related to Portuguese chavalo and possibly related to English chav and regional German Chabo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃaˈbal/, [t͡ʃaˈβ̞al]

NounEdit

chaval m (plural chavales, feminine chavala, feminine plural chavalas)

  1. (chiefly Spain) kid, boy
    Synonyms: (Mexico) chamaco, (Mexico) chavo, chico, niño, muchacho
  2. young man, lad, youngster
    Synonym: (Mexico) chavo
  3. (Spain, informal) buddy, guy
    • 2020, “El Parque de las Balas”, performed by Carolina Durante:
      En el parque de las balas / Tardes y noches, fines de semanas / Con los chavales y con las chavalas
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Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • chaval” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
  • Lucía Petisco; Benjamín Cabaleiro; Gonzalo Montaño; Ana Segovia (2019), “Romani Lessons”, in Joaquín López Bustamante, editor, Fundación Secretariado Gitano[1] (in English), Madrid, retrieved August 27, 2021