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Word of the Week: Yeta

YETA

Yeta is bad luck or a jinx.

It’s an adjective used to describe someone who attracts only bad luck or accidents. The origin of the word comes from a …
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Word of the Week: CACHAVACHA vs. CACHIVACHE

CACHAVACHA vs. CACHIVACHE

Cachavacha is a typical Rio de la Plata slang word meaning witch (see also, bruja).

This word is very popular in describing old ladies, in a friendly, …
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Word of the Week: Adornar

ADORNAR

Literally adornar means to make something look nicer, to improve something by making it more beautiful. But, in typical Argentine style, in common parlance, otherwise known as slang, it …
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Spanish Word of the Week: Cheto

Cheto

Usually meant derogatorily, cheto is used to describe snobbishness, or unnecessary extravagance. It can be a noun or an adjective.

No pienso ir a ese boliche…es re cheto.


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Word of the Week: Cuchi

From Manu, in response to a tweet of mine about being called “cuchi” for the first time here in Argentina. To my knowledge, anyway.

CUCHI

Cuchi or chuchi


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Word of the Week: Katinga

KATINGA

Katinga means very vulgar and low quality. Katinga is an adjective that describes something very cheesy or very cheap and vulgar. Someone’s look or way of dressing can be …
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Word of the Week: Pesuti

PESUTI

A pesuti is heavy, hardcore, tough man.

Someone who is a pesuti may carry a gun and wont have problem to use it whenever he feels like. Some of …
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Word of the Week: Cachengue

Cachengue

From Manu: Cachengue means rumble, action, chaos… It can be either a fight, a dance hall, or a party. It always involves lots of people having fun or maybe …
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Word of the Week: Bacán

Bacán

From Manu: Bacán is a person who loves the high life.  “Un bacán” can be either a wealthy guy or a poor guy attached to a rich person, living …
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Word of the day: Tranki

tranki

Just now on twitter, I described as tranki the Chitrili show on Friday night in Art Factory Bar, meaning it had a good vibe/buena onda; …
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