So let's dive in to see how we can use pacha.
Pacha is Spanish for Pasha, the Turkish and Egyptian title for a high rank. It's used in this context in phrases like:
- Vivir como un pachá
To live like a king
In parts of Latin America, pacha also means calm and shallow, as well as a baby's bottle.
- Tendrás que esperar hasta que el río esté pacho para cruzar.
You'll have to wait until the river is calm to cross.
- La niña bebió de la pacha
The girl drank from the baby bottle
In Spain, pachas is commonly used for a very important reason – when splitting the bill.
- Pagar a pachas.
To split the bill.
- Prefiero pagar a pachas con gente desconocida.
I usually prefer to split the bill with unknown people.
This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.