Ñeri

Ñeri is a word commonly used in Argentina within the villero context (Argentine lower class people); which has as meaning, companion, partner, friend. This word has become popular thanks to the Argentine rapper Trueno , who composed the song ñeri from the album Atrevido of the year 2.020. The word was born from the Italianization of the word companion, by Italian migrants to the […]

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Feca

The expression feca is an insult mostly used in Puerto Rico, to describe a person who boasts or pretends to be and possess something that he really does not have. This word indicates a lie, a conscious fiction. The person described as feca is one who is incoherent between his real life and what he transmits in the […]

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Gil

The term Gil is a qualifying adjective used to describe a person who is naive or lacks “liveliness”. The expression Gil originally comes from Spain, but has become popular between the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Latin America. Argentina has been the country that gave the most uses to the expression, being the place where this word survives the […]

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Angaú

The word angaú is an expression that accounts for a situation of falsehood, lie, or fiction, used during the colonial period among the Guaraní community. Currently the expression angaú, is used daily by the inhabitants of northeast Argentina, mainly in Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes and Misiones. It is common to use it at the end of a sentence in […]

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Chamuyo

1- The term ” chamuyar ” refers to the action of starting a conversation with another person for loving purposes. 2- Chamuyar is used as a synonym for “flattering”, and is part of a person who “exploits” all the resources they possess; study, preferences, social position, etc., to make a good impression of yourself on another person. In […]

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Changa

Changa comes from the Argentine colloquial language, referring to an occasional or short-term job. Used on occasions where the person is unemployed and gets a temporary job. The word changa can also derive from “changas”, which refer to informal, risky and heavy work activities, and generally, poorly paid. This word etymologically comes from the Galician-Portuguese «changa» with the same meaning. […]

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Forra

Grammatically forra is the third person in the conjugation of the verb torar. to cover is a transitive verb which means to cover something to protect or conserve it. Colloquially forra is often used in aspects of money, for example, when someone gets rich. Example: In that night job one prayed for money. In Argentina forra is an unintelligent person, […]

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Peñi

The word peñi is part of the Andean language of Chile and Argentina, being more specific to the Mapuche people and their traditional language. Next in que-quiere-decir.com , we will show you what is the meaning of peñi and some additional information of general interest on this term. The origin of Peñi comes directly from the Mapuche or Mapudungun language as it is called by native speakers. Thus, peñi means Brother and […]

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Yuta

The word Yuta is a term that comes directly from South America and is strongly linked to Argentina and Uruguay . Next, we will show you what is the meaning of Yuta in Argentina and what are its origins. Shall we start? In Argentina, this word is often used as a synonym for police officers or law enforcement in the city of Buenos Aires . In this […]

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Fuelle

The word fuelle is a term that is used in the Spanish language and gains different meanings depending on where it is used. Next, we will show you what is the meaning of Bellows and what are its etymological origins. The word fuelle ca be translated as bellows into english. The fuelle is a tool used to collect air and […]

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