7 days before I go down to Guatemala and I’m trying to learn the slang of the region. And dying of laughter.
This week, we’d like to expand your horizons and to go “off-textbook” and teach you some useful everyday phrases in Spanish. “Guatemaltequismos” are sayings, words or idioms typical in Guatemala – the phrases and expressions are used in “the street” for referring to certain things but in a funny or very casual way in this country. Keep in mind that these are common in Guatemala specifically, some words/phrases may be understood in other Latin American countries. Having at least some of these in your back pocket will surely go a long way towards the goal of fluency – and the locals will be impressed!
Here is a list of some Guatemaltequismos:
Amishar – a verb for being shy, or embarrassed.
- La niña es muy amishada. – She is very shy.
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