Although Spanish is spoken in several Latin American countries, not all words and phrases have the same meaning. Sometimes this can lead to awkward (and dirty) situations like shown in the video above. For instance, to someone who’s Mexican the word “concha” might refer to a sweet bread. However, to someone who’s Argentinean, “concha” might actually refer to a vagina. That can lead to one awkward conversation between a Mexican and an Argentinean right?
Other items of food have double meanings as well, such as “quesadilla.” To some it might refer to two tortillas with cheese melted in-between them. However, to others a quesadilla might refer to a sweet bread that is topped off with sesame seeds. There’s also the word “torta,” which to some people refers to a type of sandwich. But to others it refers to a sweet cake or even a vagina. So it’s quite possible that all of your life you’ve been saying words in Spanish that to you have a totally innocent meaning, but to others these words might refer to “vagina”, “penis”, “masturbation” or “pubic hairs.” Say hello to Spanish words with dirty double meanings. It’s funny, awkward, and immediately gives conversations a totally different context. Confusing right? But there’s more to it.
What all of these double meanings show you is that every Latino culture comes with its own set of vocabulary, which can be very confusing at times, but is also very unique and beautiful. So next time you’re having a conversation in Spanish and run into a double meaning type of misunderstanding, take it as an opportunity to learn about the different meanings some words have in other Latino cultures.
Check out the video above and let us know what other Spanish words you know of that have double meanings.
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A man identified as Deyvi Andrade Urgiles was caught on a kiss cam during a soccer match. The video shows the man and woman lovingly kissing while on the kiss cam before he realized that he was on the camera. His guilt and regret were immediate as he took his arm off the woman and tried to act like nothing was happening between them.
An unsuspecting man was caught cheating on his wife during a soccer game and the video is everything you would expect.
The look on the man’s face shows that he was definitely not wanting the kind of attention that comes from a kiss cam. As soon as he discovers the camera is aimed at him, he sheepishly removes his arm from around the woman and begins to understand the enormity of the situation.
A Facebook page claiming to be Deyvi Andrade Urgiles has posted several times defending his actions.
“The majority of the people who have attacked and judged me are women, and some other are men becoming puritans, but no one accepts the reality that it is really the women who insinuate us and we easily fall into their traps because out enemies always want to see the bad,” reads a post on the Facebook page. “Thanks to God I am sorry and I am well. Nothing you all say matters to me. What remains clear is that it is them that ask us to charge them. I was a victim.”
Some people on Twitter broke down the video to show the exact moment he realized he was busted.
You can see the moment everything started to fall apart for him. Not only did he realize that he was caught on camera with the other woman, but he was caught kissing her.
They even brought Paquita la del Barrio into the discussion.
We all know what it means with Paquita la del Barrio means in a situation like this. She is here to strike fear into the hearts of all of the cheating men in the world. It is quite literally her job to make sure that all men know their place in the world, especially after they start to step out.
Basically, the court of public opinion has already found him guilty.
What do you think about trying to bring a date to a soccer game who is not your significant other?
A paraglider in Brazil was filmed as he lost control of his parachute and began to fall 150 feet. The man, identified as Marinquinhos, 35, got caught in gusts of strong winds as he was gliding along a beach over the Dream Beach Hotel in Itanhaém on the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He lived to tell the tale. After Marinquinhos collided into a building, the video recorder rushed to his side and called emergency services. The fallen paraglider survived with fractures to both of his legs and is expected to make a full recovery. He’s currently being treated for his injuries at a hospital in Brazil.
The exact reason for Marinquinhos’ literal downfall has not been determined yet. In extreme sports like paragliding, human error can often be fatal, but Marinquinhos lucked out.
Marinquinhos valiantly tried to maneuver away from the buildings and toward the beach but the winds got the best of him.
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In the video, you can see the paraglider being whipped around in the air as the parachute collapses, losing wind from its sails and the wind energy that kept him afloat. The video cuts short as he starts to fall, with the last frame of Marinquinhos’ body falling headfirst. The recorder drops the camera as the, what started out as idyllic, video of a paraglider soon becomes a nightmare.
Later, images emerged of the paraglider’s parachute dangling from a second-story terrace as a group of people and medical personnel surround the extreme sports enthusiast. both of the man’s legs were stabilized in foam restraints as his wounds were bandaged on the scene. He managed to survive with relatively minor injuries, and enough of an adrenaline rush to probably last a lifetime, or at least until his broken bones heal.
Statistically, paragliding isn’t any more dangerous than driving.
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It doesn’t get you from point A to B, nor does our culture necessitate the risk as it does commuting to work, but as scary as paragliding accidents seem, the fatal risk of paragliding isn’t higher than that of driving. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 4 out of every 1,000 Americans die in road crashes every single year. Meanwhile, in Germany, just 1 out of every 11,000 paraglider pilots suffer fatal injuries from the extreme sport, according to a New Zealand paragliding company.
That said, a medical study conducted from August 2004 to September 2011 in Turkey found that of those patients who were hospitalized for paragliding injuries, more than 20% of them would succumb to those injuries. That’s a 1 in 5 chance that if you get into a paragliding accident, you will die (in Turkey).
Paragliding was only just invented in the 1940s and popularized in the 1980s.
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Those who start out paragliding usually do so accompanied by a pilot using a special parachute. Typically, you’re also outfitted with an emergency parachute in the case that the specially designed paragliding parachute fails. The perks of paragliding is that it’s considered an aviation sport that doesn’t require any logistical coordination with an airport. The aforementioned study also found that “the number of accidents that usually cause high energy trauma and subsequent morbidity or mortality has tended to increase in this sport correlatively with the increasing number of flights.” That is, the more people often a person makes a paragliding jump, and the more experience they acquire, the more likely they’ll be injured. Objectively, it makes sense when thinking about sheer exposure to the danger, but not in terms of expertise.
Men and tourists are more likely to be injured by paragliding.
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The Turkish study found that more than half of those injured and killed by paragliding were tourists, seeking an adrenaline-rushed bird’s-eye view of their travel destination. More so, nearly 85% of those hospitalized were men. the most stomach-lurching statistic is obvious: injuries and fatalities are higher when the paragliding event failed mid-air. Of course, that means a long, terrifying fall from the sky and a long road to recovery if you’re lucky. The average length of hospital stay for a paragliding injury is 18 days in Turkey. In America, that’s called guaranteed medical bankruptcy, unless you have a wealthy circle of GoFundMe friends or scribble “Take the jump, go vegan!” on your hand before the flight.
We don’t need a medical or social study to declare the obvious: our mamis do not approve of this sport.