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21 Nicaraguan Phrases That Will Make You Say Deacachimba!

If you are Nicaraguan, or your squad includes Nicaraguan friends, you know these two things to be true: we speak as if we are singing and we curse a lot. You’d be surprised to know, however, that most of the Nicaraguan curse words are not meant to insult anyone, but instead are nicaragüense common slang words. They’re totally fine!

Don’t believe me? Here are 21 Nicaraguan Phrases and their meaning:

1. A todo mamón!

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Literal meaning: All sucker.

What it means: To go super fast.

How to use in a sentence: “That man was driving a todo mamón!”

2. Acalambrado!

Literal meaning: Cramping.

What it means: To freak out over something.

How to use in a sentence: “He is past his deadline. Esta acalambrado.”

3. Alagranp**a!

Literal meaning: A really big bitch.

What it means: Damn!

How to use in a sentence: “Alagranp••ta! Can you believe I ate all those tacos?”

4. Chiva

Literal meaning: Goat.

What it means: When something is dangerous.

How to use in a sentence: “Be careful! That barrio in Managua is chiva!”

5. Chocho!

Literal meaning: Wow!

What it means: When you are amazed.

How to use in a sentence: “Chocho! Jennifer Lopez never ages!”

6. Clase alucin!

Literal meaning: That’s crazy!

What it means: To be trippin’ over something.

How to use in a sentence: “Did Drake just release an all-merengue album? Clase alucin!”

7. Contra el cacho!

Literal meaning: Against the horn.

What it means: When someone is running late.

How to use in a sentence: “Hurry up, you’re going to be late to the meeting. Ya vas contra el cacho!”

8. Dale pues!

Literal meaning: Go ahead, then.

What it means: To agree with someone. In other words, it means “O.K.”

How to use in a sentence:You: “Do you want extra gallo pinto and queso frito?”Your friend: “Dale pues!”

9. Deacachimba!

Literal meaning: Dope.

What it means: A way to express that something is cool AF!

How to use in a sentence: “My tía María is so deacachimba!”

10. Ideay?

Literal meaning: Any idea why?

What it means: A way of asking “what happened?”

How to use in a sentence: “Ideay! You’re not going to the party anymore?”

11. Jaño or Jaña

Literal meaning: Boyfriend or girlfriend

What it means: Informal way of saying novio or novia.

How to use in a sentence: “I have the best jaño in the entire world!”

12. Maje!

Literal meaning: Dude.

What it means: The go-to slang used to describe a person (ese maje or esa maje).

How to use in a sentence: “Maje, let’s go to the movies!”

13. Jodido!

Literal meaning: Sh*tty person.

What it means: Similar to maje, jodido is a popular word used in Nicaragua to call a person.  (It can be used as both good and bad).

How to use in a sentence:

Good: “Ese jodido Bryan is my best friend!”

Bad: “Manuel is the biggest liar ever. Ugh, I hate ese jodido.”

14. No me jodas!

Literal meaning: Don’t bother me.

What it means: ^^^

How to use in a sentence: “I can’t party tonight, I have a test tomorrow. No me jodas!”

15. Puchica!

Literal meaning: Damn it!

What it means: Neutral expression used as “damn it” or “oops.”

How to use in a sentence: “Puchica! I can’t believe I burned the tortillas!”

16. Salado!

Literal meaning: Salty.

What it means: Tough luck.

How to use in a sentence:

You: “I can’t go to the Mariah Carey concert. Tickets are all sold out!”

Your friend: “Salado!”

17. Si queres!

Literal meaning: If you want.

What it means: Phrase used when convincing someone to do something.

How to use in a sentence: “Let’s hang out Friday night… si queres!”

18. Sias Caballo!

Literal meaning: Don’t be a horse.

What it means: Don’t be foolish or silly.

How to use in a sentence: “Did you really leave the keys in the car? Sias caballo!”

19. Solo mate sos!

Literal meaning: You must be kidding me!

What it means: When you find something hard to believe.

How to use in a sentence: “Did you really go on a date with Shakira last night? Solo mate sos!”

20. Tas’ charquito!

Literal meaning: You are a puddle.

What it means: Having no experience.

How to use in a sentence: “That is not how you dance bachata. Tas’ charquito!”

21. Tuani!

Literal meaning: Cool.

What it means: When something is really cool or simply awesome.

How to use in a sentence: “Hey! Your family and friends are pretty tuani!”

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ Renewed For Season 2, Fans Overjoyed

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Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ Renewed For Season 2, Fans Overjoyed

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Any and all news is welcomed right now and Netflix came through this week. “Gentefied” is coming back for a second season and this is absolutely not a drill. Soon we will be back in Boyle Heights with Ana, Chris, Erik, and the rest of the cast we have come to love so much.

Netflix has confirmed “Gentefied” for a second season.

The show is a fan favorite for Netflix with praise and love pouring in for the groundbreaking show. “Gentefied” is set in Boyle Heights and it is all about the fight against gentrification. The show premiered this year to big fanfare and excitement from Latino Netflix users. The show, created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, was picked up for an eight-episode run of the 30-minute show.

The show is one of the most relevant portrayals of the Latino experience in the 21st century.

The show highlights the plight of gentrification on communities across the U.S. Boyle Heights in Los Angeles has been the center of growing tension as the neighborhood slowly gentrifies. Rising rents have forced some residents and businesses to close and leave because of the changing demographic in the neighborhood.

Hearts are full as everyone celebrates the news of a whole new season.

The show originally premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as a digital series. Lemus and Chávez debuted the show and it was an instant hit with festival-goers. After three years of waiting, the show was released by Netflix and became a national hit. The show has shone a light on the cost of gentrification for more Americans than knew about it before the show aired.

Low key, it has made for perfect binge-watching during this quarantine.

There isn’t a whole lot any of us can do at the moment. Most of us are at home because of self-isolation and social distancing guidelines designed to save lives during the pandemic. Might as well us some of your time to watch and support and very important moment in our community. This kind of representation is something that Latinos have been asking for.

While excited, some fans want more, like a cross-over with Starz’s “Vida.”

Now, just to be clear, we are not concerned with what it takes to make this happen. Netflix and Starz can come up with the actual plan. We are just going to be here waiting to be heard so we can all have the kind of cross-over the world deserves. Just imagine a chance for those two shows to collide in Latino excellence.

Now we wait for an air date.

We are patient. We will be here when you are ready. All you have to do is let us know when to tune in and you know we are coming through.

READ: I Watched ‘Gentefied’ On Netflix And These Are My Brutally Honest Thoughts

Latino Bookstore In North Carolina Faces Very Uncertain Future Just 6 Months After Opening

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Latino Bookstore In North Carolina Faces Very Uncertain Future Just 6 Months After Opening

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Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews is a relatively new bookstore in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that is facing a very uncertain future. The Latino-owned bookstore opened its doors to the Chapel Hill community six months ago and now COVID-19 is putting their future at risk.

Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews is a Latino-owned bookstore in North Carolina that is fighting to survive COVID-19.

Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews came from a need that the owners saw in downtown Chapel Hill. A bookshop had recently closed in the area so Jamie and Miranda Sanchez knew that it was time for them to help fill that sudden loss.

“We felt like there was a big hole in downtown,” Jaime told The Daily Tar Heel. “A bookshop creates this whole sense of community for the town so we decided to go forward and try to open our own bookstore.”

The bookstore was serving a community that needed a place to gather and discuss ideas after a former bookstore closed its doors.

“The core of our idea began years ago as the union of Jaime’s heritage and Miranda’s passion for writing and the transportive nature of reading. Wanderers and wonderers, our idea continued to grow in the plazuelas of Mexico and the chocolaterías of Spain, in the plazas of every country where such spaces form quasi-families for both the briefest of moments and the longest stretches of time,” reads the bookstore’s website. “In these spaces, people share everything from decadent chocolate to fried street food, to myth-like tales, to the memories of our own childhood selves chasing pigeons and sucking the sticky droplets from paletas off our hands.”

While the bookstore was well received by the community, the COVID-19 pandemic had other plans.

COVID-19 has swept through the U.S. and the number of cases continues to climb. While New York might be seeing fewer cases, the rest of the U.S. is in an uptick. The virus has forced businesses across the country to close or retool to be online only. That is what Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews did to make sure they can weather the storm.

The owners of the bookstore realized they needed to retool their business strategy when students stopped coming back from Spring Break.

“We started adjusting our plans in early March to accommodate for the new lack of traffic,” Jaime told NBC News. “Students weren’t coming back from spring break, so we had originally thought the locals would come out like they did during winter break to take advantage of the lack of downtown traffic, but that obviously didn’t happen because of coronavirus, so we started getting ready to adjust and pivot online for when we’d no longer be able to sustain brick and mortar operations.”

The Sanchezes are keeping their literary dream alive through the pandemic.

“Jaime’s always wanted to open a business and bring a piece of home to it,” Miranda, who is originally from Tijuana, told NBC News. “We felt that continuing that tradition of having a bookstore in the area would be a good mesh, not just of who we are as people but how we want to engage with our community. A community that works to sustain an independent bookshop has certain values.”

Independent bookstores are one of the hardest-hit businesses since readings and events in the spaces have been canceled.

Bookshop started to help struggling independent bookstores weather the storm. COVID-19 has left millions of people without jobs and businesses are having to close permanently because of the virus. Bookshop is giving independent bookstores a chance to survive the closures and social distancing.

Bookstores serve a vital role in communities. They give people a place to gather and share ideas. The easy access to literature can change the lives of children in underprivileged communities but allowing them to see themselves reflected in new lights. They also serve as a place to explore the world around you by flipping open a book cover.

If you have time on your hands and enjoy reading, check out Bookshop and build up that 2020 reading list.

READ: Celebrities Are Reading Children’s Books To Help Parents And Children Cope With COVID-19