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Once you have learnt some spanish you will start noticing some word that you are unable to find in the dictionary.  They may be slang or obscene or even local to Malaga.



 

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Malaga-isms

These are some that I have done my best to work out that you may find useful and may even lay to rest a word or two that has been bugging you for some time.

If you have a better description please let me know and if you have any other Malaga-isms I will be pleased to add them to this list

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* Abe
=
Equivilant of the annoying English tagline Y'know
* Alobao
=
Dopey, dumb
* Apollardao
=
Dopey, dumb
* Biznaga
=
Bouquet of jasmine in the form of ball
* Calimocho
=
50/50 red wine and coke
* Campero
=
A snack with a type of bread and with so many condiments that is impossible to finish
* Caniho
=
Colleague, co worker
* Castrojo
=
Village idiot
* Cenachero
=
A street vendor who sells fish
* Cenacho
=
A straw basket with handles
* Chacina
=
 Sausage
* Changüi mixto
=
A ham and cheese "Pitufo"
* Chavea 
=
A child
* Chícharo
=
 Peas
* Chiringuito
=
 Beachside fish restaurant
* Chorra
=
lucky
* Chorraera
=
Tobogan
* Chota, Perola
=
The head
* Chuminá
=
 Nonsense
* Chusmón
=
A merdellón, but with crimal tendancies
* Copo 
=
A fish dish using the catch of the day
* Curiana
=
 Cockroach
* Ehnortao
=
Dopey, dumb
* Empanao
=
Dopey, dumb
* Engorilao
=
Enthusiastic about something
* Estar guahnío
=
To be very tired
* Fiiite 
=
look
* Fosco
=
 Poo, poop, …
* Gazpachuelo
=
A fish soup with mayonaisse
* Gorrilla
=
An individual who will look after your car if you give him a euro - beware if you don’t
* Grillao
=
 stark raving mad, lunatic, madman,basket case, nutter, cuckoo
* Guarrito
=
 An hand hel drill
* Guiri
=
Literally a foreigner - particularly a very white guy who wears socks with sandals and tries to spend all day in the August sun without a drink or a hat.
* Hacer el gato
=
Oh yes tell it to the cat - Tell lies
* Hacer la pirula 
=
Jump a traffic light, go round a roundabout / one way street the wrong way
* Irse la olla
=
Go off your head
* Jábega
=
A fishing boat with eyes painted on
* Jiñao
=
Cowardly
* Jocántaro
=
 the monstrous spider crab man of Carihuela
* Maharón
=
 stark raving mad, lunatic, madman,basket case, nutter, cuckoo
* Mandanga
=
 idiot moron dumbass butthead stupidass
* Merdellón
=
From French merde de gens (shit people), impossible to define, but dirty, lowest of the low
* Moña 
=
effeminate
* Moraga 
=
Like the californian surfers in the movies but with sangria instead of beer and anchovies instead of hamburgers.
* Morcillona
=
 Fat and flacid
* Muerdeee er rooollo
=
How strange
* Niña
=
 A girl/young woman under 35 years
* Nove
=
Stress "don't you see!" can be used positively or negatively
* Palo
=
 A neighbourhood just to the east of the city centre
* Pechá
=
Lots. a lot of
* Perita
=
Cool, a cool time
* Perola
=
The head
* Petao
=
When something is very full. When something goes wrong
* Piarda
=
 Play truant, hookey, miss school
* Piardero
=
 Play truant from exams, no longer on the register
* Pila
=
A lot of something
* Piña
=
A hit, strike, knock
* Piños
=
Teeth
* Pitufo
=
 a small bread roll
* Pollón
=
We have great…..
* Portañica
=
Fly, flies
* Rosco
=
 a float, swimming rubber ring
* Soba
=
Fall asleep
* Tener más mala cara que los pollos del Pryca 
=
Not feeling very well
* Tenis
=
Sports shoes, trainers
* Terral (terrá)
=
The hot summer wind that blows in from Moroco
* Trápala
=
A conman, scammer, defrauder
*1 Café
Coffee - Types of coffee according to the milk content -
*2 Nube
=
Nube Most Milk
*3 Sombra
=
Less than Nube
*4 Mitad
=
What you get if you ask for café con leche
*5 Corto
=
Less than Mitad
*6 Semicorto
=
Less than Corto
*7 Largo
=
Less than Semi Corto
*8 Semilargo
=
Less than Largo
*9 Solo
=
No Milk - Black and strong

 

 
     
 
 

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