Friday, October 07, 2005

Central America (gen.)

aviador- a government worker who only shows up on payday


At 2:46 PM, Blogger Mariposa said...

I have a book called "Diccionario de Guatemaltequismos", which is chock full of colloquialisms unique to Guatemala. You can get it from

At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salvadoran Spanish:
cipote -child/kid
pisto -plata
guaro -trago
puchica! -more polite exclamation than the alternative
chucho -dog
cuche -pig
quilio -militar
casamiento -beans and rice

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Taylor Kirk said...

Thanks anonymous and Mariposa for the tips!

At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

en guatemala, como en salvador, la palabra "coche" significa la palabra inglesa "pig" mas que "car."

pero la palabra mas salvadorenyo, mis amigos me dijeron, es la palabra "otrambex." yo no se como se escribe, exactamente. pero todos los salvadorenyos dicen "otrambex" para "otra vez."




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