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es un mango*

* he's a mango

Spanish Guatemala

Expression USED Frequently BY Women

In Guatemala we say "he's a mango" to a man who is really handsome.

"mira ese muchacho, es un mango."

"Look at that guy, he's a mango."





covidiano

Spanish Guatemala

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) Word used by the President of Guatemala during a nationwide broadcast to inform the situation about the COVID in our country. It was used by the President instead of "Ciudadanos" (citizens) due to the similarities in the words suffixes

"Estimados Covidianos."

"Appreciated Covidians."





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shute

Spanish Guatemala

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) Being nosey.

"¡No leas mis mensajes, qué shute eres!"

"Don't read my messages, how nosey you are!"





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ladino

Spanish Guatemala

Word USED Frequently BY local Guatemalans

Commonly refers to non-indigenous Guatemalans as well as those with both Spanish and indigenous ancestry (interchangeable with “mestizos”). The word was thought to be derived from a mix of Latino and ladrón, the Spanish word for “thief” but it is not popularly used as an offensive term.

“La mayoría de la población en centroamérica es ladina.”

“The majority of the population in Central America is of mixed race.”

Confirmed by 2 people




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¡Aguas!*

* Waters!

Spanish Guatemala

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

A warning for when danger is approaching.

“¡Aguas! ¡Las rocas están cayendo!”

“Waters! The rocks are falling!”

Confirmed by 5 people




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calidá

Spanish Guatemala

Slang USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(adj.) Describing something that is cool or exceeds one's expectations

“¡Esa artista es tan calidá!”

“This artist is so cool!”

Confirmed by 2 people




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chucho

Spanish Guatemala

Word USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) A dog.

“¡Qué chucho tan lindo!“

“What a pretty dog!“


Confirmed by 5 people




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chilero

Spanish Guatemala

Slang USED Very frequently BY Young people

(adj.) Use to describe something it's nice, cool, well done.

"¡Qué chilero tu trabajo!"

"Your work is cool!"


Confirmed by 2 people




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chapín

Spanish Guatemala

Slang USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) A Guatemalan man or woman.

“El dueño es un chapín de Puerto Barrios.”

“The owner is a chapín from Puerto Barrios.”

Confirmed by 3 people




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pisto

Spanish Guatemala

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

It's money, either bills, coins, cents, any denomination.

"¡Tienes pisto va! "

"You have money, don't you?"





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shute

Spanish Guatemala

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) Nosy.

"Es una plática privada, no seas shute."

"It's a private conversation, don't be nosy."