This one is dedicated to all those El Salvadorean who live abroad, or to those whose parent/s are from El Salvador and are interested in learning some “cultural-rich” El Salvadorean slang words.
There is a myriad of words out there, so if you know any other, please leave them in the comments below and I will add them. Thanks!
Ajolotado(a) – being ridiculed in public, belittled, etcsomeone who is “all over the place”, e.g.: running like a headless chicken.
Achicado (a) – being ridiculed in public, belittled, etc.
Aguacatero – A stray animal, mostly referring to a dog… who in most cases would look like a giant rat
Apiarse – Going down a tree. This can also refer to leaning onto someone – or something.
Ahuevo/Awebo – Short form of saying “yes”.. (i.e.: Q: Do you want a beer? R: Ahuevo)
Ahuevar/Awebar – You can tell someone “I am going to ahuevar you”, which means I am going to belittle or shame you in public. Similar as achicado but mostly used by the person telling someone else they will shame you.
Ahuevada/Awebada – The other end of the stick – the person that is publicly ridiculed or shamed.
Baboso(a) – Someone that is plain stupid.
Babosada – Similar meaning when you refer to a thing, as in: this babosada does not work.
Bayunco – Immature, childish
Bling bling – Something shiny… People actually say “Blin Blin”.
Bicho(a) – a child, however in Nicaragua, this word means the female reproductive system (El Bicho), so beware.
Birria – Beer
Bobo – Dumb
Bolado – a thing or an object… or some people refer to this as a mistress or an affair. I.e.: I have un Bolado on the side (tango un bolado por ahi).
Bolo(a) – a drunkard/alcoholic
Cabal – exactly
Cacaso – Shitty, crappy, bad quality…
Cachada – Black Market Goods, usually stolen
Cachimbear – Kick your ass, or great the living shit out of someone
Cachibaches – means stuff, a stuff in bulk
Cachimbazo – To hit someone hard, or when you hit yourself hard
Carambada – a thing
Casaca – a lie.
Chantajear – Blackmail, Chantajeado = To be blackmailed
Chele – a white person, not to be confused with Gringo
Chero(a) – a friend pal
Cherada – a group of friends
Chiche – It can either mean: a) a Breast or b) it is the equivalent as “Easy”, such as: Esto esta chiche (This is easy)
Cipote(a) – child
Chancho – a pig, or used to also express someone who is very fat, to which you can use Chancho for male of Chacha for female.
Chibola – a Marble
Chimbolo – a small fish…sometimes referred to as a fat person.
Chisme – Gossip
Chivo – cool; awesome.
Choco – blind.
Cholo – someone who is very strong and buffed.
Chompipe – Turkey which means Pavo also… no idea why
Chota – the police!!!!!
Chunche – thing; object.
Cuche – a pig
Chuco – dirty
Chulon(a) – naked
Chupa – A cultural event where everyone just drinks and drinks and drinks until you become blind.
Chumpa – jacket
Culo – Mostly used as butt, as in “look as that big culo”, however it is also referred as a very pretty woman or man.
Culito – a very pretty woman, most times your girlfriend or mistress
De Choto – For free
Dame el vuelto – give me the change (currency)
Dundo – stupid or dumb.
Enbolar – Get drunk.
Goma – hangover.
Gorron – a friend leach, such as the ones who tag along to parties to drink for free but will never buy a drink.
Gueviar – to Steal.
Guaro – alcohol, specially the cheap and strong kind… such as..Petrov (or petroleo)
Guishte – broken glass on the floor
Mañoso – a crook or thief
Mara – one meaning is a group of friends and the second one is a gang, as “La MARA” = the gang, as in MS13.
Maje – it means Dude, or if you tell someone “you are a maje” it means, you are a fool in a non insulting way
Maleta – it means suitcase or someone who is not good at anything in life.
Meque – Being nosy. For example: “no seas meque” which means do not be nosy. A person who is branded as someone who is always nosy or gossipy can be called “Metiche”.
Mona – usually referred to as “La Mona” which is equivalent to the penis.
Monton – A lot
Monte – Marihuana or Pot; it can also mean grass or wilderness
Nitido – Badass, almost like pulido
Pajero – a Liar
Paja – it can mean a “lie” or someone saying they will masturbate
Patín – 2 meanings, first is horrible stench the 2nd meaning means a party or, patinar which usually relates to go drinking
Pecora – it can mean two things, depending on the background of your conversation. The first one is referred to a prostitute, or also Pecoras are referred to high school foxy girls.
Peperecha(o) – a prostitute and peperecho means a male gigolo
Pisto or billies – money
Pachuco – I don’t know I use it… Don’t know if its slang from `here.. it means absurd.
Patojo – someone who has a limp
Pudiente – someone that has money or comes from a family of means
Pulido – Badass, as in your car is Pulido
Polvo – usually it is said as “un polvo”, this means having sex with a lady or it also means the male love juice
Palito – similar as Polvo
Pipian – It can mean someone gay, or when they challenge you and you are afraid to do something, then you are “un pipian”, which means someone lacking courage.
Pija – it can mean penis, or the act of threatening someone you will beat them up, as in “Te voy a dar pija”.
Picaro – a sleek young fellow, also referred to as naughty.
Puya – Wow
Puta – this is the most complex slang word and will deserve its own post. It can mean the following: 1) a whore, 2) WOW, 3) used to express joy, 4) used to express pain, 5) used to express fear, etc..
Que Dark – means “It sucks…” or “that wasn’t right”
Sampar – To forcefully insert or “to provide”. For example: “Sampar una Vergueada” – forcefully beat the living shit out of something/someone.
Sopapo – to hit someone, similar to “el Vergazo”
Sope – the vomit, such as: “He drank to much the threw up El Some”, the verb of throwing up is also referred to as Sopear.
Talega – In a drunk state. Synonym of “Verguera”. Commonly expressed as “Gran talega” meaning “Heavy drunkness” hahaha…..
Teta – Breast, similar to chiche. The plural is tetas.
Terengo – dumb
Tetunte – can either mean a “trinket”, a big object or dumb
Travex – it means “again” or lets do it again.
Tilinte – Stiff
Tumblimbli – It is like telling someone to F*** off, but not as harsh.
Tunante – Smooth or suave with the ladies
Tunco – a pig
Vá?! – “Do you agree” or “yes”. Example: Bob, do you want to go to the bar? Bob: VA. Sometimes “Va” is combined with the word “Pues”, so “Va Pues” means “ok Sure”.
Vergón – positive exclamation, an equivalent of the slang ‘cool’.
Zopear o buitriar – to vomit.
Zurrar – poop
Zangano – dumb
Hope you liked it