Hi everybody!

I'd like to know the meaning of the expression "ch-ching". I heard it used in this context:

"These prices are pretty ch-ching."

I'd also really appreciate it if you could give me some examples in context.

Thanks a lot!

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Hello Mara

The word is new to me. It hits some 45,000 sites in Google. This number is not so large as a frequency of use of a single word. I believe this sort of slang will be soon out of use. An online slang dictionary says as below.

This word means excellent, fantastic. It is believed to come from the sound falling coins make when you collect from a slot machine. The opposite of ch-ching is ba-bau.
EX: Thanks for cooking a great meal; it was ch ching.

That usage is pretty outdated. Lately it means a lot of money. I'm convinced that the sound is that of an old-style cash register pushing up the display numbers and opening.
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Thanks a lot to you both!

Now, Paco, would you be so kind as to write the address of the online slang dictionary? I'm quite into these things!



PS: BTW, is "Thanks a lot to you both!" correct? or should it be "Thank you both!"?, or rather "Thanks a lot to you two!"

I find this problem frequently when I'm trying to address two people or more: e.g., "Hello you all!" or "Hello to you all!" or "Hello all of you!" or "Hello to all of you!".

I never seem to clear up this doubt.

Thanks a lot!

Hi guys,

I thought the sound of a cash register was 'ka-ching'?

That's what I thought too. My "accounting for dummies" instructor used that a lot when she talked about cash flows.
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I thought in China it was 'I Ching'?

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How do you pronounce these? "ch-ching" and "ka-ching"? [tchtching]? [kashing] or [katching]?
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