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¿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.

¡A huevos!
LITERAL MEANING: To eggs!
ACTUAL MEANING: Hell yeah!

¡Que huevos!
LITERAL MEANING: What eggs!
ACTUAL MEANING: How rude!

¡Que bien de a huevo!
LITERAL MEANING: [Doesn’ t translate well]
ACTUAL MEANING: What a cool guy/girl!

¡Come huevo!
LITERAL MEANING: Eat eggs!
ACTUAL MEANING: Eat [expletive]!

Huevos
LITERAL MEANING: Eggs
ACTUAL MEANING: Testicles

Huevón
LITERAL MEANING: Large egg
ACTUAL MEANING: Lazy person

Huevudo
LITERAL MEANING: None
ACTUAL MEANING: Brave person

A puro huevo
LITERAL MEANING: Pure egg
ACTUAL MEANING: To be obligated to do something

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