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5 phrases or words you need to know to come to Mendoza

To ask for an address or eat something typical of Mendoza. You need to know these phrases or words that characterize this region.

How we talk

Mendoza, like every region of our country, have our  special way of referring to certain things  or situations. In Mendoza we translate or explain some words or expressions that you can hear if you come to visit. So that you don't stay with the face of who suddenly remembers who left the door without a key, here are its meanings.

 Sopaipillas : The rest of the country knows them as “fried cake”. This is a mass of wheat flour and fat. They are fried and can be served salty or sweet. The term was imported from Chile, given the proximity of Mendoza to that country. Example: “I will prepare  sopaipillas  to accompany the  mate .”

 Pando : is the word that defines the little or scarce depth of a pool, river, lake or any accumulation of water. “Tell the Nico he can get in there, he's a little  pandito .”

 Choco : in Mendoza, synonym of  dog . “I don't even go crazy into the neighbor's house to get the ball, he's got some bad  cracks  .”

 Bump : action of a street or road that ends in some infrastructure, construction or natural accident. “To go to the warehouse you have to take for General Paz. Where he  bows , turn right and there you have it on the left hand.”

 “ Go to cry at Calvary”:  when someone complains or laments about something that can no longer change, here we send him to cry to Calvary. This proverb refers to the Via Crucis del Calvary of the  Parish of Carrodilla , in  Luján de Cuyo , of which, traditionally, Mendoza have always been very devoted. “If you don't like what there is  to eat, cry to Calvary.” 

Publication Date: 28/11/2019

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