n.— «The word “chansa” means chance, only it doesn’t exist in too many Spanish dictionaries, if any. In the Rio Grande Valley, dale chansa translates to, “Give him a chance.”» —“Area lingo a way of life for some, confusing to others” by Rose Ybarra, Oscar Gonzalez Jr. The Monitor (McAllen, Texas) July 10, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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