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Glossary of A.P. Spanish 5, Mexico Vocab

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avacado
el aguacate
bus (not truck)
el camión
"friend" - can indicate willingness to be friendly
el compadre
store where candy is sold
la confitería
son of Spanish parents born in Mexico (can also be an adjective)
el criollo
squatting
en cuclillas
horseman dressed in typical costume-large sombrero, silver decorated slacks and short jacket
el charro
citizen of the U.S. of Mexican origen
el/la chicano
to spell
deletrear
turkey
el guajolote
shirt worn in Mexico as well as Central and parts of South America, worn outside of slacks, typically pastel or white, identifiable by decoration made with thread
la guayabera
native
el/la indígena
tomato of Mexico
el jitomate
to get out, leave
largarse
used in shops and restaurants to mean: Can I help you?
Mande!
slang for not today!
la mañana
a song particularily for birthday serenades, preferibly early in the morning
las mañanitas
slang for bribe, or gift (graft?)
la mordida
language of the Aztecs
el náhuatl
slang for no way!
ni modo
slang for no more, no longer
nomás
type of music popular in Mexico especially for serenades by groups dressed in a charro outfit
el mariachi
sleeping mat, made of woven reeds
el petate
to chat (not hablar)
platicar
a chat
la plática
slang for well...
pos
slang for slow music
el ranchero
resturante
el restorán
to perspire, sweat
sudar
open air market, especially of the indians (indian word)
el tianguis
to shiver
tiritar
made of corn (or flour) - the staff of life
la tortilla

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