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Flashcards in Mexican Idioms Deck (74):
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manos de mantquilla

hands of butter, butterfingers

2

a pincel

by paintbrush, on foot

3

a poco

a little, really?

4

a todo dar

far out, fabulous, great

5

abogado sangrén

blood-sucking lawyer

6

acaramelado

snuggled-up (huggy-kissy)

7

acelerado

speeded up, hyper, hectic

8

acostarse con

to sleep with

9

agarrar en curva

to catch on a curve, to catch off-guard

10

agringarse

to become like a gringo, to act like a gringo

11

alucinante

hallucinatory, amazing, mind-bending

12

animal

dude

13

antro

a dance club especially aimed at young people

14

apapachar

to cuddle

15

avent�n

a big toss, a ride, a lift

16

aventura

adventure, affair

17

baboso (babosa)

idiot, dummy

18

baj�n

bummer, dang

19

ballena

whale, liter bottle of beer

20

bicho raro

stange bug, strange duck, weirdo

21

bici

bike

22

billete

bill, cashola

23

bisagra

hinge, armpit

24

blanquillos

white ones, eggs

25

borracho

drunk

26

box

a person from the yucutan (pron. bosh)

27

bronca

hassle, fight, problem

28

bruja

witch, bitch

29

brutal

killer, awesome

30

burro

donkey, jackass

31

cabrón

billy goat, bastard, a-hole (vulgar)

32

caca

poop

33

cachanilla

a person from Baja California

34

cachondo

horny

35

cachucha

baseball cap

36

cachuco

a person from Guatemala

37

caer bien

to like (a person) (as opposed to me gusta)

38

cagadero

sh-hole (vulgar) (usually referring to a dirty place)

39

calentada

heated interrogation

40

cal�

Mexican slang

41

calzón chino

chinese underpants, wedgie

42

calzonudo

pig-headed

43

camello

camel, drug-dealer

44

canija

little devil, rascal

45

cañonazo

cannon shot, very big bribe

46

capi

captain, head-waiter

47

carcancha

jalopy

48

catracho

a person from Honduras

49

cazatalentos

talent hunter, head-hunter

50

celoso de su deber

zealous about his duty, dedicated

51

ch�chara

trinket, knicknack, junk

52

chacharear

to shop for junk

53

chafa

lousy, cheap, crummy, lame

54

chafirete

chauffeur

55

chale

no way, get outta town

56

chamaco

boy, young person, boy child

57

chamba

work

58

chambear

to work

59

chamuco

boogey man

60

chancla

slipper, lesbian

61

chango

monkey, dude

62

changuitos

little monkeys, cross your fingers

63

chaparrito

shorty

64

charola

badge

65

chato (chata)

a person with a small or snub nose, usually used as an affectionate nickname

66

chava

chick, young girl

67

chavo

guy, young boy

68

chócalo

check it out

69

chela

blonde - meaning a beer

70

cheve

beer

71

chichis

boobs

72

chido

cool/awesome

73

chilango

a person from Mexico City

74

chingadera

damn thing