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20 Emojis All Latinos Could Use

When you're a frita emoji in a hamburger emoji world.

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1. Walter Mercado emoji

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What It Means: I see something amazing in your near future.

When To Use It: When your friend asks what's up and you tell him the Domino's Pizza Tracker shows your pizza is now out for delivery.

2. No, Not That Selena emoji

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What It Means: I am talking about THE O.G. SELENA, not the SELENA G. Selena.

When To Use It: Whenever you mention Santa Selena and the uninitiated respond with "...Gomez?"

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3. Croqueta emoji

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What It Means: Snack time.

When To Use It: When you're kind of tipsy and need something fried immediately and begin yelling that if it were legal to marry food, you'd marry a ham croqueta so fast.

4. Latina Beauty emoji

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What It Means: We're a diverse group that represents a wide spectrum of beauty.

When To Use It: Whenever either Spanish- or English-language media offer one narrow representation of what it means to be a beautiful Latina. So. Daily.

5. Not The Sidekick emoji

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What It Means: Nope. Not today, Satan.

When to use it: When you need a quick way of venting every time the only Latina in a movie is cast as a sexy and/or sassy best friend. Or whenever any of this happens.

6. Ok, Wait, But Are Brazilians Latinas? emoji

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What It Means: Are we still discussing this?

When To Use It: Whenever anyone wants to belabor an already established point.

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9. Dale emoji

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What It Means: Go for it. I believe in you.

When To Use It: When your best friend is nervous about a big presentation she's about to give at work and you remind her that she's the Selena of giving PowerPoint presentations to bored people in suits.

12. Celia Cruz emoji

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What It Means: I mean. There's a blonde princess emoji, but none for a giant-colorful-wig-wearing QUEEN.

When To Use It: When bestowing the highest honor upon someone.

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14. Fabuloso emoji

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What It Means: I'm feeling fabulous and I'm fixing to wipe the floor with you.

When To Use It: When you need a fast, punny way of asserting your superiority.

15. Quinceañera emoji

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What It Means: It's MY day.

When To Use It: When you're reminding people that you're calling the shots and that, if you ask everyone to wear fuchsia ballet skirts and cummerbunds, they're going to wear THE MOST fuchsia ballet skirts and cummerbunds.

16. El Chavo Del Ocho emoji

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What It Means: You're acting like a child.

When To Use It: When someone is a grown adult acting like a little child. OR when you want to pay homage to a comedic icon who recently left us.

17. Sabado Gigante's Don Francisco emoji

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What It Means: This is outdated, yet beloved. And problematic. And seemingly never ending.

When To Use It: Whenever you see a woman in a bikini dancing against a car on TV for no reason.

18. Carmen Salinas emoji

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What It Means: I'm judging you.

When To Use It: When your roommate places the toilet paper roll backwards in your shared bathroom.

20. El Chacal emoji

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What It Means: Y FUERA. BYE.

When To Use It: When someone spoils your favorite show RIGHT BEFORE you're able to watch the season finale.

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