¿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.
Ser muy viernes
LITERAL MEANING: To be very Friday.
ACTUAL MEANING: To be very old.
Sudar la gota gorda
LITERAL MEANING: To sweat the fat drop.
ACTUAL MEANING: To panic.
LITERAL MEANING: To have neck.
ACTUAL MEANING: To have influence with people in power.
Tener la cantina abierta
LITERAL MEANING: To have the bar open.
ACTUAL MEANING: To have your zipper undone.
Cuando eras huevo, yo ya volaba
LITERAL MEANING: When you were an egg I was flying.
ACTUAL MEANING: You’re less experienced than me.