Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chiflado!

Uuy… I’ve been called that one more than once.   As a matter of fact, there’s a rather funny story about how big of a Chiflado I was as a kid.  It involves my two eldest sisters, my cuñado, and a banana… that somehow ended up splattered all across my hair […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Embustero!

¡No seas embustero!  Don’t be a liar!  We could probably leave it at that and you all would understand what this word means.  Pero, well what’s the fun in that? Mejor, let’s let two of the world’s biggest divas sing to us about the word embustero.  “Aww man, is this turning […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Adío!

¿Adió, a poco nada más te hizo mala cara? ¿Adió, y esta qué se cree? ¡Adío!  ¿Y a mi qué? Fíjate que fulanita se peleó con el marido ayer. ¿Adió? If you haven’t guessed by now, today’s Mexi-Vocabulario is all about that very short and simple word we Mexicans love […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Despapaye!

Porque aunque nos toque trabajar mañana, hoy nos la pasarémos en el despapaye.  Okay, I’ll translate.  Because even though we have to work tomorrow, today, we’re going to party like there’s no tomorrow anyway, jajaja!  Tell me I’m wrong?  Yeah… I thought so!  Pero any-guey, despapaye is also one of those […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chafa!

I use this one a lot.  In my writing at least.  In real person, or en vivo y a todo color, not so much.  In everyday conversations… cómo que no me sale.  It’s one of those words that even if you don’t know what it means you can pretty much […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Ruca!

There was another word that starts with the letter “R” that caught my attention this week, but of course, when I went to jot it down on the Memo app on my phone, the muy descarado turned itself off!  Ahh!!  I have been racking my brains out trying to remember […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Parangaricutirimicuaro!

This week’s Mexi-Vocabulario is a doozy of a tongue twister.  I have to thank the reader who originally shared this word with me a couple of months ago when I first kicked off the Mexi-Vocabulario series.  The word itself is the name of a small village in the state of […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chuntaro!

Chuntaro is one of those words that’s not very easily defined.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve tried before, but just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it seems what is or isn’t chuntaro depends very much on who is employing this adjective of the Mexican vocabulario and […]