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, July 22, 2005

Cholo Word of the Day - Safado

We used to use this word all of the time. It literally means loose. Instead of saying, estas pendejo or something, we opted for "estas safado."


Meaning According To DT:
crazy, dumb, messed, loco

Used in a sentence:
"El Chiquis esta bien safado. El etro day se fue pa' la store en sus chones. Andaba bien cuete."

"Nombre Muribindo, es que su morra lo trae a el puro pedo. No lo deja salir. Y cuando se pela, se hace take off real quick."

Translation according to DT:
"Mr. Enrique (En-Ree-Kay) is a tad bit off kilter. On the morrow he visited the market in his unmentionables. I believe he was slightly inebriated or out of his element."

"Well, Muribond, I believe the reason behind his actions are quite clear. His lady in waiting is quite demanding, so when he ventures out, he's acts with haste."


Blogger Mayra said...

This post made me crack up! You get better at your Cholo word of the day posts everytime Texican.

9:09 AM

Blogger Cracked Chancla said...

i love these posts. and you might think i'm safada with my idea but i'm convinced that you should compile these posts, and send a publisher a proposal 'cause i'm positive you have something great here: Texican's Official Cholo Diccionario(sp?). think about it, you can have law school bills all taken care of.

11:10 AM

Blogger Daily Texican said...

Mayra: thx, I appreciate the kind words.

CC: I wouldn't even know where/how to begin. But thx.

11:50 PM

Blogger poetaxingon said...

te la jalas, pero en buena onda, tu si sabes tirartelas bien chido, sigue tirando tu verbo...

11:07 PM

Blogger César said...

You're making me laugh my ass off at work man. I love these--keep up the great Cholo work from the Northwest. :)

6:36 AM

Anonymous Alfredo R. Santos c/s said...

Great website! Regarding the suggestion by cracked chancla, there is a book on the market titled:The Dictonary of Chicano Spanish. The author is Roberto A Galvan. I believe it is in its second edition.

10:02 AM

Blogger mariposatomica said...

El muy safado...couldn't resist. Wanted to say it. Haven't heard that word in while. I agree with Cracked Chancla. Publish away Señor Safado;)

4:07 PM

Anonymous oso said...


Where you been at man? This is summer, you're supposed to have all kinds of free time. Hope you're well.

11:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orale! Your Cholo Word of the Day postings are a todo dar. Have you seen El Diccionario del Espanol Chicano, by Roberto A. Galvan and Richard V. Teschner, originally published in 1977? Check it out, ese.

Un carnal de Austin,TX.

9:49 AM

Blogger Vaya Con Fashion said...

Sorry I mean this one

9:04 AM


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