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

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Cholo Word of the Day - Neta

Neta is usually used to affirm something.

Neta, or Es La Mera Neta

Meaning According To DT:
really!, it's the truth, no joke, i'm serious, no lie, or the one

Used in a sentence:
"Ey, shorty va ir a law school con los lawyers aquellos, y luego me puede sacar de el bote. Neta."

"Neta Chief? Dile que me tire esquina a mi tambien. Va ser la mera neta."

Translation according to DT:
"Excuse me, Mr. Vertically Challenged will be attending law school in preparation of becoming a lawyer at which time he'll be able to represent me if I am ever unjustly incarcerated.That's the truth."

"Really, Chief? Please advice him that I may seek his counsel as well. He's going to be the real deal."


Blogger Elenamary said...

la neta guey te he extrañado

2:38 PM

Blogger cindylu said...

I am so glad you brought this back.

11:10 PM

Blogger oso said...

Me too! I even have two requests:

1.) Te la bañaste
2.) A huevo

My Argentinean co-workers don't believe me that those are realy sayings.

5:44 PM

Anonymous cad said...

Other Spanish “La Neta”/truth sayings can include (but are not limited too):

a calzón quitado (openly, frankly)
a flor de piel ( readily present in a person’s expression and nature)
a quema ropa (directly, straight out, point blank)
caer de cajón (to go without saying, be obvious)
con el corazón e la mano (frankly and sincerely)
la hora de los quiubos (the time for explanation, the moment of truth)
ir a misa (to be correct, for real)
quitarse la careta (to stop acting or making a show, show one’s true colors)
la verdad clara y desnuda (the clear, unadulterated truth)
la verdad de la milanesa (the real truth of the matter)

This is according to my Streetwise Spanish Dictionary.

10:04 AM

Blogger AnalisaGuzman said...

My favorite part of the cholo words are the cholo context examples. teehee

8:51 AM

Blogger Jess, yes, live and in inconsistant state said...


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