¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month we’re looking at funny expressions.

Hacer droga
LITERAL MEANING: To make drug.
ACTUAL MEANING: To destroy or ruin.

Irse de espaldas
LITERAL MEANING: To go from backs.
ACTUAL MEANING: To be shocked.

Meter la pata
LITERAL MEANING: To put the foot in.
ACTUAL MEANING: To be wrong.

Estar para balazos
LITERAL MEANING: To be for bullet shots.
ACTUAL MEANING: To be angry.

Andar a mostaza
LITERAL MEANING: To walk to mustard.
ACTUAL MEANING: To be very drunk.

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