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

Monday, August 09, 2004

Cholo Word Of The Day - Ranfla

Ranfla is a word that is not-so-common in Texas, even though, in the barrio where I grew up, it was used every now and then, by the hard-core cholos. A ranfla is not just any car, it's a smooth ride, usually a lowrider. However, the term can be used to talk about any car.

A cool ranfla:


Word: Ranfla
Meaning According To DT: lowrider, cool car, or just your car.

Used in a sentence:
"Oyes puppet, I'm taking out my morra in my new ranfla tomorrow, so can you give me some feria for gas?"

"Borrado, I already told you I'm broke, ese. No estes mamando."

Translation according to DT:
"Excuse me Puppet, I'm taking out my lady in waiting in my new vehicular tomorrow, so can I please have some money for gas?"

"Hazel Eyes, I already told you I'm broke. Please stop bothering me."

Bonus Words:
Morra: girl
Feria: money

13 Comments:

Blogger Sylvia said...

El Camino, baby.

2:09 PM

 
Blogger la_wera said...

esta firme tu web page morro

6:43 PM

 
Anonymous vatoloco said...

sabes que a dont know were u got morra from couse i know for a fact that ruca is a fine girl not no pinche morra

12:01 AM

 
Anonymous Mario said...

Used in a sentence:
"Oyes puppet, I'm taking out my morra in my new ranfla tomorrow, so can you give me some feria for gas?"

"Borrado, I already told you I'm broke, ese. No estes mamando."

Translation according to DT:
"Excuse me Puppet, I'm taking out my lady in waiting in my new vehicular tomorrow, so can I please have some money for gas?"

it is NOT: I'm taking out my lady in waiting in my new vehicular tomorrow

it IS: I'm taking out my lady in my new car tomorrow....

also, ranfla is "zorra" or bitch in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico.

Cheers from Mty, NL, Mexico =)

12:38 PM

 
Anonymous Mario said...

also, ruca and morra are just "girls" ... ladies would be "mujer" or "senorita" or sometinhg like that
xD

12:39 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ranfla is also fatty girl in gadalajara (guanatos), jalisco.

10:32 AM

 
Blogger [EGF] Mex Luthor said...

aye, this is a tight site vato! Pocos pero locos! Watcha homie, just came into town from So Cal, chillin in Cheney, gettin my education...want to be an organized vato! I see your a prepi too, firme vato, firme. Where's the hynas?

10:44 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morra means little girl

3:18 PM

 
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12:32 AM

 
Anonymous singapore car rental said...

Please explain with some more examples. I didn't quite get this

10:17 PM

 
Blogger Juan Ritp said...

Morra is young girl like the way people would say "my chick" en inglés
Ruca means old lady as in "me and my old lady are going to the movies"

Any nice car, and if it's yours you'll say it's nice even if it isn't, but a ranfla is usually used for a fixed up low rider. As in "I traded in my Honda Civic that was a year old because what I really want is a former ranfla so I can get all the firme hynas."

9:29 PM

 
Blogger Juan Ritp said...

I meant "firme ranfla". Damn auto-correct.

9:30 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serio!

2:03 PM

 

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