¿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.

Dar las nalgas
LITERAL MEANING: To give the buttcheeks.
ACTUAL MEANING: To get one’s ass kicked.

Taco de ojo
LITERAL MEANING: Eye taco.
ACTUAL MEANING: Eye candy.

Hacer una cagada
LITERAL MEANING: To make a shit.
ACTUAL MEANING: To make an ass of oneself.

A huevos

LITERAL MEANING: To eggs.
ACTUAL MEANING: For sure.

Meter la yuca
LITERAL MEANING: To put the yuca (root) inside.
ACTUAL MEANING: To make something difficult.

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