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Abrir cancha—Move out the way Acolitar – To help, stand by someone Agringado—To act like someone from the United States ¿Agua con gas o sin gas? – Be prepared to answer when you order water at a restaurant. Ají – Hot sauce Chevere—Cool Alhaja – Nice Chicha – Traditional corn beer Aló—Hello when answering the phone Chinear—To assault Ancheta—Good price Chiro—Broke Aniñado – A priviledged person, snob Chirona—Jail Atatay—Horrible Ananay –Nice, enjoyable Ayayay—Hurt, sore Arraray – Hot Achachay – Cold Bacan—Awesome Bachacha—Jail Botadero—City dump Buena facha—Good dresser Buenazo – Really good Cachos - Jokes Caleta—House Calzonazo—Lazy man Chiva – Old bus with no doors or windows used in places with hot weather Choclo - Corn Chompa—Jacket Choro - Thief Chuta – Shoot! (Exclamation) Chuchaqui –Hangover Chumarse – To get drunk Conchudo—A person with no scruples Cucaracha—Old car (literally “bug”) Cuentero – A person who tells stories or lies Cucayo—Lunch Cuy – Guinea Pig Cana—Jail Chancho – Pig Chanchullo—Bribe, usually between an individual and a public official Chapa – Disrespectful term for a police officer. (Never use!) Chapudo—Cheeks/red face
proud Soroche – Altitude sickness Shunsho—Fool (Quichua) Tiempo Alemán – to be ontime – referring to German time which is seen as being punctual Traguear—To drink aguardiente Some Fruits Frutilla .Strawberry Guanabana . cheese. Tomate de árbol . a very good friend No sea mailto – Expression used when a favor is needed Nomás – Roughly equivalent to “just” or “only” Examples: Sigue nomás.tree tomato Tuna – Prickly pear . sentate nomás Norro – A disrespectful term for someone from the Sierra or Quito Pelado (a)/ Enamorada(o)—Girlfriend/boyfriend Papear—Eat Pana—Friend Pega—Work Pelar el ojo—Alert. and avocado Minga – Communal Work Mono – Disrespectufl term for someone from the coast (literally “monkey”) Melindrosa—Picky eater Ñaño(a) —Brother.a luscious thick aromatic sweet white juice Maracuyá (passion fruit) and papaya. sister. awake Pleno—It’s ok Sambo—Person with curly hair Simón – Yes Sobrado – Arrogant.blackberry Naranjilla .Pen Estar frito—Bad situation (literally “fried”) Estar limpio—Broke (literally “to be clean”) Farra—Party Fresco – That doesn’t worry Gato – Blue or green eyed person Guagua .a cross between an orange and a tomato.Español Ecuatoriano Dame pasando = Pásame – “Dame” + Gerund = Imperative De una vez .Baby Guambra – Young boy or girl Hacer cola—Standing in line Jalar dedo—Hitchhiking Locro – Soup with potato. Mora .Do something right now. in one go Dele no mas – Go ahead Empleada – Maid Esfero .