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    al toque – right away, straight away. Bear in mind that “right away,” like mañana, could mean a few hours or a few weeks in Peru
    asado – angry, irritated. Literally “roast” or “roasting,” so a visual expression.
    causa — a close friend
    costilla – girlfriend. Literally “rib,” a reference to the creation of Eve from Adam’s rib.
    charapa – the charapa (Podocnemis expansa) is a species of turtle found in the Peruvian Amazon region. The term charapa is used to refer to Peruvians from the jungle regions (generally derogatory, offensive if used in an aggressive or mocking manner).
    chibolero – a man who dates girls much younger than himself.
    churro — an attractive or handsome man.
    huachimán – watchman (from the English word). A huachimán in Peru is a private security guard, often one who patrols a specific street or block at night.
    jama — food (jamear — to eat).
    jato — house.
    pata – guy. Used informally to refer to almost anyone. If there is a possessive involved (such as “mi pata,” “tu pata”) it refers to a friend (“my friend,” “your friend”).
    por las puras – to do something for nothing, no reason, a waste of time.
    roche – shame. “Que roche!” (“What a shame!”)
    suzuki – dirty. A play on “sucio,” the Spanish word for dirty.

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    ¡Qué info tan útil!

    Yo quiero comer "asado", pero no con alguien "asado".

    Valga la aclaración...

    Y me encantaría ir en una Suzuki... en la moto.

    Me parece que voy a aclarar todo bien, jejejeje, en estos casos.
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    Muy interesante! me hizo gracia "suzuki".

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    Chibolero? Quien, yo?
    Last edited by vicente; 02-12-2015 at 07:03 PM.
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    La novia es la "costilla" y un hombre es una "pata".

    ¿No falta algo ahí?

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    Chibolero, Chibolear, etc. todo viene de "Chibolo", peruanismo para "niño".

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    mmm sí, es interesante lo de Costilla y Pata, aunque si Costilla es Novia y Pata es Amigo entonces si un hombre le dice a una mujer "Eres mi Costilla" y la mujer le responde "y tu eres mi Pata", significaría que lo quiere como amigo... ehmmm confuso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reminder View Post
    La novia es la "costilla" y un hombre es una "pata".

    ¿No falta algo ahí?

    Jejeje
    No sé pero me dieron ganas de comer asado

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvadorm View Post
    mmm sí, es interesante lo de Costilla y Pata, aunque si Costilla es Novia y Pata es Amigo entonces si un hombre le dice a una mujer "Eres mi Costilla" y la mujer le responde "y tu eres mi Pata", significaría que lo quiere como amigo... ehmmm confuso.
    Si conoces a una mujer recien no le puedes decir que es tu costilla ...
    Si le dices a tu novia que es tu costilla seguramente se va a asar.

    :-)

    Entre mujeres tambien se dicen que son patas. Es mas o menos como decir "dude". Escucho entre mujeres que a veces se llaman "Dude!"

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    ¿"Pata" vendría siendo un pato hembra o la "pierna" de un animal?


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