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    10 Guatemalan Phrases Illustrated By Emojis

    'Sa Nigua.

    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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