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We present you a listo from an article entitled “Nicaragüense – the language of Nicaragua

The article is very interesting. We suggest to read it to have a sence how nicaraguans use Spanish. Below the list from the article written by myrvoyage (Click here to read the blog)

Words and expressions only used in the pueblo are marked with (P) and those only used in the city are marked with (C)

Chele                            white person – Gringo or European

→ is also used as a nickname for light-skinned Nicaraguans

Chela                               feminine version of chele – shouted on the streets at white

girls by Nicaraguan men, along with words like

“bonita/linda” (beautiful), “I love you”…

(They surely have misunderstood something, ‘caus that really isn’t the way of getting to talk to us!!)

Chavalo(-a) (C)           lad and lass

Hembra                          the animal female – used as a synonym of girls (P)

Varón                               boy/lad

Charrangachanga    thingy/stuff

Chereque                       thingy/stuff

Chunche/chuncha                         thingy/stuff   (–> be careful! Can also be used as a man’s “thing” (chunche) or a woman’s “thing” (chuncha))

¡Tuani!                             Cool!

¡Deacachimba!           Cool! – mostly used by young people, (slight annotation to

women’s private parts…)

¡Deaca!                              Cool! (short version of “deacachimba”)

¡Púchica!                         neutral expression – used as “damn it!””Ouch” “Whoops..”

and the like

Bastante                           lots of/many

Dale                                     okay (same as Castillan expression “Vale”)

Dale pues                         different meanings, according to the context… You’ll have

to  figure  that one out yourself

Entonces                         then…, so… – used a lot!

¡No hombre!                  No man! Hell no!

¡Como no!                       As if! Of course yes!

Chiclar                              funny buisiness of men and women

Tronar                              funny buisiness of men and women

Fornicar                           funny buisiness of men and women

Moler                                  funny buisiness of men and women

¡Ideay!                               What happened?! What the heck?!

¿Qué honda?                  What’s up?

¿Qué tal?                           What’s up?

Buena onda                     good wave

Buen coco/cabeza de coco

Good head, smart one

Finca                                    farm/ranch

Palo (P)                                 tree

Carro                                     car

Chinela                                sandal

Chapa                                    earring

Palmear tortillas          to clap tortillas

Acá                                          here (same as aquí)

Allá                                         over there (further away than “allí”)

Huerto                                  vegetable garden

Cedula                                   ID

Joder                                      to bug

Basura                                   garbage/litter

Guaro     – liquor

Bolo     – drunk man / to be drunk

Borracho     – drunk man / to be drunk

Piruca     – drunk man / to be drunk

Guarosqui     – drunk man / to be drunk

Tapirul     – drunk man / to be drunk

Chiguina     – girl

Chiguin     – boy

Moizo     – boyfriend

Jaño     – boyfriend

Chivo     – boyfriend

Tombo     – police

Jurra     – police

¡Hijo de puta!      – well, best if you don’t use that too much…. And if you really want to know: Son of a bitch!

Chimoso     – gossip

Lengua larga     – big tongue –> gossiper

“Tengo la cabeza saber como…”     – I’m forgetful, I forgot

Hay nos vidrios     – see you soon

Aqui no mas     – right over there (talking about directions)

Va pues     – go ahead (-ish…)

“Que le vaya bien”     – that you will travel well (used when saying goodbye to a person, even when that person is just going to work or the like)

“A saber…”     – who knows…

Simon     – yes

Nelson     – no

Roco / roca     – dad/mom

Cumiche     – youngest sister/brother

Chicle     – chewing gum

Prensar     – to hurry

¡Que barbaridad!     – how stupid! –> how barbaric!

Lluvia en la cabeza     – SOOO many thoughts/ideas just raining down on you

¡Tronco!     – the top! Great!

Trolear     – to walk

“Hacer ____ al trol”     – to do ____ fast

-isimo/a     – strengthens a word, ex: ¡Tuanisimo! = Really great! Aburridisimo = soooo boring

Mofa     – a joke

Timar     – to cheat

Bella     – beautiful

Nicañol     – Nicaraguan Spanish (Nicaragüense + Español)


A nicaraguan expression in Spanish: Dale Pues!

Dale pues is a very commun Nicaraguan expression.

In EL Confidencial there is an article where they list the top five Nicaraguan expressions and how to use them:

Dale (pues) –pronounced pweh

This is the first Nicaraguan phrase that I started to use – and I love it! It’s more or less a word you can use to say “Okey then!”, but it also works when saying “Come on!”  or “Let’s do this!” or “Go for it”.
“Can we meet at eight?””¡Dale!”
Short, easy, useful.

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We love teaching Spanish, please visit us and join us for a cupof coffee while learning Spanish ¿Dale?

Right in the center of Granada

Right in the center of Granada

A magazine in Spanish Dale Pues!

A magazine in Spanish Dale Pues!

In Spanish dale pues

We share with you a weekly magazine in Spanish Dale Pues! A good source of improving your reading skills in Spanish.

Dale pues! circula los viernes de cada semana y usted podrá obtenerlo gratuitamente en semáforos, salas de cine, gasolineras, supermercados, farmacias y tiendas de conveniencia.

Nuestro perfil editorial es propositivo, con temas diversos, análisis noticiosos desde una perspectiva positiva y temas de interés social. Un contenido seguro y apto para lectores de todas las edades.

Somos una propuesta editorial diferente y queremos contar con su atención como lector y que aproveche su tiempo con nosotros.

En el equipo editorial de Dale pues! esperamos que disfrute los temas incluidos en esta edición y que pronto nos reciba de nuevo. Pero también esperamos que visite nuestra edición electrónica: y que nos envíe sus valiosas colaboraciones (textos, sugerencias, fotos, propuestas) a nuestro correo: Y… Dale pues! Las esperamos!

Stars, celebrities in Nicaragua

According to a mayor newspaper Michael Douglas and Katherine Zeta Jones were visiting Nicaragua. In the photo below you can see the 2 big stars, the photo was taken in what apparenly would be the Nicaraguan Airport Augusto C Sandino

From El Nuevo Diario, a mayor newspaper in Nicaragua