Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Friday, August 13, 2004

Cholo Word Of The Day - Chale

I use the word "chale" more often than you would think. It's pretty mainstream in fact, but many people look at it as "low-class" I guess depending on who it's coming from.

Word:
Chale

Meaning According To DT: no way, no, negatory

Used in a sentence:
"Sale, pa el arcade Tito, porque they're almost gonna close."

"Chale guey, I'm gonna stay here at the house, and wait for my primos."

Translation according to DT:
"Let's go to the arcade Tito, because they're almost going to close."

"No way, I'm going to stay here at the house, and wait for my cousins."

Bonus Word:

Sale: let's go

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool blog! It's "chido" :-)

Becky

11:48 PM

 
Blogger Meghan said...

I live in Southern California where the Spanglish language is part and parcel with everyday life, and I like to pride myself one being able to curse pretty fluently in Spanish. I am told that when a "gringa" does it, it's cute. I know I am not going to spell this correctly, but "pinche" is my favorite, by far.

8:34 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Manu Chao popularized this one pa' los gringos.

12:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was me, oso, btw

12:25 PM

 

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