11 Words That Mean Something Different In Miami
If you’ve spent any time in Miami, you know we Miamians tend to speak an entirely different language than the rest of the United States/known universe. Grab this cheat sheet. And your passport.
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What it usually means: Spanish for “little window.”
What it means in Miami: Your caffeine-schilling drug dealer. (There’s one on every corner, they know what you like, and you’re probably addicted to whatever they’re giving you.)
In a sentence: “I’ll take 632 croquetas, two cordatidos, and… Wait, you didn’t want anything from the ventanita yourself, did you?”
What it usually means: Spanish for “go!,” or that word Pitbull uses in his songs.
What it means in Miami: Go. Come. Yes. Do it. We can do it. Bye, this meeting is over. “Aya tu.” Great job on those reports, Cheryl. Get it in. Let’s do it. It’s pachanga time.
In a sentence: “Dale, have the last croqueta. That’s how much I love you.”
What it usually means: To make a vow. Or to use foul language.
What it means in Miami: When someone se cree el último Coca-Cola en el desierto.
In a sentence: “Bro, she swears, bro. Se cree tremendita, but none of the Caros even know her.”
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What it usually means: “Extremely.”
What it means in Miami: A mandatory prefix for every adjective, regardless of actual extremeness.
In a sentence: “Not to be super random, but I think I know you from somewhere. Did you go to Lourdes? That’s super cute!”
What it usually means: An exaggerated way to say “no.”
What it means in Miami: “Yaaaaas.”
In a sentence: “Nooooooo, I love it, of course I’ll marry you.”
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What it usually means: This one’s all Miami, baby.
What it means in Miami: An expression for when you’re impressed and/or shocked.
A gentler form of a certain curse word relating to the female anatomy.
In a sentence: “Ñooooo, I cannot believe you’ve never seen Scarface.”
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