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    Default Nicaraguan Slangs/Dichos

    Slangs are a Nicaraguan way of every day life, some people consider some slangs as "vulgar" yet, those who are interrested in learning the language in my humble Nicaraguan opinion, Slangs are essential, the good thing about it is that you don't necessaraly have to use the slangs but, rather know what they mean

    Anybody likes to know what the heck someone may be calling you or talking about, below I will put a few slangs that just came to my head, lets see if I get some cooperation from my fellow Nics from this lovely community. I will add more as they get remembered from my early years.

    I am Posting These Slangs for Educational Purposes Only,<u> Do not Use </u> these slangs/dichos, in a formal conversation, since most of them are considered Vulgar. :-)

    What's up?: Kiubo? Kiubole? que Ondas? Que Onzas? Que Furul? Que hay?

    Dumb: Tonto, Atontado, Atolondrado, Ajambado,

    One that follows or listens to anything they tell him : Jalame La yegua.

    What up bro?: Kiubo mae? Que hay broder? Tonces compa? Paso Fiera?

    Bolo,Piruca,: Drunk, Very drunk: andar hasta el queso,andar hasta el llegue,andar mamado

    Andar un Tigre: To be hungry

    Andar en yaga, Andar Palmado,Andar Pila: To be broke

    Ladron,Riña,Tamal: Thief

    Puchica!!: Damn!!!

    Wholy cow!!: a lachucha!! juepuchica!! alagrande!!

    Darn good: Tuanis, deacachimba!!

    Safate: Get out of here

    Me safo!!: I am leaving!! I am out of here!

    Sos Fiera: You are the man!

    Ideay?: what happened? what's wrong

    No seas maje: Don't be a fool

    Te las das de Tuanis!!: Te las das de Tuanis!! You think your crap don't stink

    Solo voz sabes!!: Yeah right!!

    Como no chon!!: Yeah right!!

    Nel Pastel!!: Nel Pastel!!: no way Jose!! I don't think so!

    Nel: nop

    La Vieja!!: Up Yours!

    La Vieja muca!!: Up Yours!

    Varas: Bucks, 30 varas: 30 Bucks

    Bolas: Bucks: 30 Bolas= 30 Bucks

    "Dar Sopa de muñeca": To beat some one up, specially is referred to, when the man beats up the mujer/esposa/querida.

    if you give your companion "Sopa de muñeca": means you beat the living $hit out of her, Not a good thing.

    Anona: Means= Damn Right!!

    Just like A no Chon!!: You bet your A$$

    A no Pues!!: That's right

    A no!!: Yup

    Esperando algo Como Agua de Mayo: Means Wanting something or hoping for something, like May Rains, or Water in the Desert,is when you want something really bad.

    The Term Agua De Mayo: is how bad Farmers wait on the May rains,which tells them when to start their Corn/Beans Harvest., If the rains start Too Late in May they run the risk of having a bad harvest.

    "Cipote/Chiguin" con juguete nuevo: meaning Kid/Child with a new toy "I am acting like a kid with a new toy"

    Tilila or Pansa: is a dicho for Belly



    Like Nicoya Mentioned.

    Like Nicoya Mentioned.

    Try Not To!! Use these in a formal conversation(unless is with a friend),since most of these are considered vulgar,most of these are used between Friends, it is good to know them thou,specially if you are Not A Nicaraguan, that way you'll know if someone is cussing you out in a slang.

    Once again Enjoy Responsibily :-)




    Like Always, any questions/suggestion on this subjet, post them here.

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    Thanks for the education ;-)

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    "La Vieja muca!!: Up Yours! "



    this should come in handy.... * *:lol:

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    Did you forget the most famous Nicaraguan greeting:
    COMO ESTAS HIJUEPUTA! Meaning. How are you.
    also BABOSO. STUPID ,IDIOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miadlers
    Did you forget the most famous Nicaraguan greeting:
    COMO ESTAS HIJUEPUTA! Meaning. How are you.
    also BABOSO. STUPID ,IDIOT.
    nice to meet you as well!

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    salvaje - awesome

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    bufalo- awesome

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    Default same as

    Tuanis, Deaverga, deacachimba,brutal

    Quote Originally Posted by bikingo View Post
    bufalo- awesome

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    FisherCigarman, could you explain to the class-chele de la bolsa

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    Default chele de la bolsa

    is a Gringo.
    Since many Nicaraguans are also Cheles, hell I am even called Chele.
    But a chele de la bolsa is a, Chele From The pocket.
    Now being a Chele Mochilero,is derrogatorry,most Nicaraguans,specially upper and middle class consider apestosos que lleden a pacuso.


    Quote Originally Posted by bikingo View Post
    FisherCigarman, could you explain to the class-chele de la bolsa

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    La hama - meal, porta mi - doesn't mean sh*t to me, a la kachimba - ??
    These just might be regional Guanacasteco modismos, but hey it was part of Nicaragua, no?
    Thanks Fisherman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCigarman View Post
    is a Gringo.
    Since many Nicaraguans are also Cheles, hell I am even called Chele.
    But a chele de la bolsa is a, Chele From The pocket.
    Now being a Chele Mochilero,is derrogatorry,most Nicaraguans,specially upper and middle class consider apestosos que lleden a pacuso.
    OK I only occasionally am called pacuso but thats only by my wife when I come home from work, however I'm often refered to as a "chanboa"- eats like a chancho and sleeps like a boa.

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    Default Damn you bikingo

    you use 2 of my favorite slangs Pacuso and Chamboa.

    I take the oportunity to add:
    Coyote: Dollar exchange person, other than the coyote name,which is spelled and almost pronounced the same way


    Quote Originally Posted by bikingo View Post
    OK I only occasionally am called pacuso but thats only by my wife when I come home from work, however I'm often refered to as a "chanboa"- eats like a chancho and sleeps like a boa.

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    Default have not heard these before

    they could be,as you mentioned Guanacasteco slangs.
    doesn't mean sh*t to me, in good ole Nica slangs translate to: Me vale Verga, Deacachimba: Awesome!! Ala cachimba!! means: holy $h*t

    Quote Originally Posted by volcanica View Post
    La hama - meal, porta mi - doesn't mean $hit to me, a la kachimba - ??
    These just might be regional Guanacasteco modismos, but hey it was part of Nicaragua, no?
    Thanks Fisherman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCigarman View Post
    you use 2 of my favorite slangs Pacuso and Chamboa.

    I take the oportunity to add:
    Coyote: Dollar exchange person, other than the coyote name,which is spelled and almost pronounced the same way
    Around here, a Coyote is the guy that takes you (illegally) over the border.

    Incidentally, the border crossers are called "pollos" (and Coyotes are sometimes called "polleros"). That is a reference back to the days when people would cross in San Diego and often be seen running across the freeways like chickens on a country road.
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Why did the Mexican cross the road...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Why did the Mexican cross the road...?
    To sit in the shade?
    "If you ain't bleeding, you ain't working!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackmcg View Post
    to Sit In The Shade?
    Racist Stereotype!! I'm Reporting You To The Block Captain!!
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Doc View Post
    Racist Stereotype!! I'm Reporting You To The Block Captain!!

    Ahhhhhhhhh noooooooo.... I plead innocent! It's not my fault.... when we are in Granada, being a dumb Gringo I always walk where there are less people which is the sunny side of the street.... my wife makes me walk across the street to be in the shade, even if there are demasiada gente there..... so I figured Mexicans probably were smart enough to do the same!
    "If you ain't bleeding, you ain't working!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackMcG View Post
    Ahhhhhhhhh noooooooo.... I plead innocent! It's not my fault.... when we are in Granada, being a dumb Gringo I always walk where there are less people which is the sunny side of the street.... my wife makes me walk across the street to be in the shade, even if there are demasiada gente there..... so I figured Mexicans probably were smart enough to do the same!
    Allright. We'll let this one slide, but you'll be receiving a weekly visit from the CPC (Comite de Politico Correctnessidad) to check up on you.
    "Un Estado que no se rigiera según la justicia se reduciría a una gran banda de ladrones." --San Agustín

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    Default Raining like crazy here

    I told my wife this morning that it was raining cats and dogs.... she said....

    "Esta loviendo sapos y culebras".... "it's raining frogs and snakes"
    "If you ain't bleeding, you ain't working!"

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    toads and snakes. Close enough.

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    Or it's raining kiss-asses and snakes.

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    "cachimbazos"? (not cachimbos)

    I heard it referred in the sentence "A lo mejor andaba con sus cachimbazos (tragos de licor) y andaba desubicado..."

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    Easier to say "andaba bolo" un bazukero.

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