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10 Guatemalan Phrases Illustrated By Emojis

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1. "¡Chinchilete!", "¡Yo machete!"

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When it's used: When someone wants to gift something in a group of friends, they scream, "chinchilete!" and the first person to scream, "yo machete" keeps it.

Example:

Pedro to a group of friends: Muchá, I only have one chocolate left, chinchilete!

Tomás: ¡Yo machete!

The rest of the group: AHHH! We also wanted some chocolate.

Pedro: Snooze you lose, Tomás gets it.

2. "¡Qué de ahuevo!"

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When it's used: Although this phrase can have a negative connotation, it can also be used to say something is really cool.

Example:

Luisa: Tomás, look at my brand new car!

Tomás: Está de ahuevo, Luisa!

3. "¡Me da el Shucaque!"

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When it's used: When you're super scared, anxious or nervous about something.

Example:

Andrea: Hey Luis, did you study for the test?

Luis: Oh shit! There's a test?

Andrea: Nah, I just wanted to scare you.

Luis: ¡Casi me da el Shucaque!

4. "¡'Sa Nigua!"

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When it's used: When you want to compliment a person with a sarcastic touch. It is often used when someone is more overdressed than usual.

Example:

José to a group of friends: Muchá, Sofía got super dressed up today!

* Sofía walks towards said group of friends *

Entire group: ¡'Sa Nigua!

5. "¡Echó el buitre!"

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When it's used: When someone throws up.

Example:

Alejandro: Damn bro, Daniela echó el buitre!

Leonardo: That's what she gets for getting so drunk.

6. "Se petateó".

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When it's used: When someone dies.

Example:

Fernando: Hey Elizabeth, how's your neighbor?

Elizabeth: Well, se petateó.

Fernando: So sorry, my deepest condolences.

7. "¡Qué clavo!"

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When it's used: When something is embarrassing.

Example:

Nadia: María, I just spilled my coffee on myself.

María: ¡Qué clavo, Nadia!

8. "Está como la gran diabla".

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When it's used: When someone is really angry.

Example:

Greta: Brenda, Daniela is como la gran diabla.

Brenda: Yeah, it's because Pepe didn't call her.

9. "Se fue al bote".

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When it's used: When someone goes to jail.

Example:

Antonio: Yo, Nicolas se fue al bote.

Pedro: Puchica Antonio, what did he do now?

Antonio: He robbed a bank again...

Pedro: He got what he deserved then.

10. "Le quemaron el rancho".

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When it's used: When someone gets cheated on by their partner.

Example:

Blanca: OMG Claudia, I saw Patti's boyfriend with Andrea at the mall.

Claudia: Oh yes, Luis está quemándole el rancho.

Blanca: Oh no! Poor Patti.

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