Monthly Archives: December 2017

Anger and more sayings

Coleman means a lot of anger or rage.
Desnucarse is break one’s neck.
Enroscarse is to go to bed but literally means to curl up.
Frito literally means fried but can also means to be in a bad way or situation.
Gajo is a piece of junk
Garrotera is to lend money at usurious rates.
Guindo is a bluff, cliff or drop-off.
Hacer bisnes is to do business and often has a negative connotation.
Meter el hombro means to help someone. Dar una mano (give a hand) is also used here.
Ponerle bonito is to make a big effort to do something.
Regar veneno is to show off.
Ser una pipa is to be very smart of intelligent.
Tomatinga is a drunken spree. Borrachera is also used.
Zafarrancho can mean a mess, havoc or caos.