Viernes de Vocabulario: Mexicanismos

Viernes de Vocabulario

This Friday we have choosen a few words that are commonly used in México. Therefore they received the name in Spanish of Mexicanismos or Mejicanismos

Canchanchán – Informal Lover

Canchanchán – Amante informal 

Titipuchal –  Crowd, Multitude – exageration of a large number of messy things or people. 

Titipuchal – Multitud, muchedumbre, principalmente de cosas revueltas o desordenadas

Borlote o Mitote – Scandal 

Borlote o Mitote – Escándalo

Chanclazo – It is used when someone hits another person with a sandal.

Chanclazo – Golpe dado con la chancla,

Chancla – Sandal.

Chancla – Sandalia

Changarro – Very Small Busines – President Vicente fox reffered to small business using this word. 

Changarro – Pequeño Negocio – El presidente Fox se referia así a los pequeños negocios. 

Cháchara o Chuchería – Little things without much value that you can buy in a flee market.

Cháchara o Chuchería – Baratija, adornito comunmente de poco valor

Chacharear – Comprar o vender chacharas 

Chacharear – Buy and sell stuff with no value 

Garnacha – Alimento del grupo de Antojitos, que consiste en una tortilla de Maíz pequeña, frita en manteca, al a que se pone encima frijoles, salsa picante y trocitos de chorizo, papas y carne. 

Garnacha – Street food made with a fried corn tortilla with beans, salsa, chorizo, potatos and meat.

Tianguis – Mercado sobre ruedas

Tianguis – Flee Market or open air market

For More information about the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca or our Spanish Language Classes please visit www.icomexico.com or email us at info@icomexico.com

Diccionario del Español de México (DEM) http://dem.colmex.mx, El Colegio de México, A.C., [Septiembre, 21, 2012].

Diccionario de Mejicanismos – Editorial Porrúa – Francisco J. Santamaria

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