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    "chapuza" - botched work/job ?

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    Hi Mambrino,

    welcome to the forum!
    Could you please further explain what do you need to know?

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    Default Chapuza

    I simply wanted confirmation that my rendition of this term is the right one.

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    Yep. I agree, I'd say botched job.

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    chapuza.(De chapuz2).1. f. Obra o labor de poca importancia.2. f. Obra hecha sin arte ni esmero.3. f. Méx. estafa (ǁ acción y efecto de estafar).
    It could also mean to cheat

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    Hi people!

    I guess that "chapucero" comes from there, eh?

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    I agree with Jozé, in Mexico, "hacer chapuza" means "to cheat".

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    Default Chapuza

    In Argentina for the first one (obra de poca importancia) we say "changa", but this definately does not mean to cheat.

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    Colloquial British English translation would be "a bodge up"

    Unfortunately, where I am this is the norm!!!

    Ed

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