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Formose Dictionary Episode I

10 common words of popular language are part of this release of the Formoseus Dictionary. Let's take note and learn these terms.

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Diccionario formoseño episodio 1

Formosa lunfardo keeps growing; in reality, lunfardo keeps growing in any region. Globalization and social networks make the formation and propagation of a word immediate. The conjunction of cultures is the main trigger for new terms or words. Words that somehow facilitate or shorten the communication of a social group. The most influential current for Formosignes is the Guarani, but some words are the result of a resignification. These are 10 words from the Formose dictionary:

  1. Caigüé: It is the term used by a Formosignus to indicate that someone is misled or without energies.
  2. Apulia: The verb that replaces sleep. “He's moting” is the same as “he's sleeping.” This term is not exclusive to Formosa. Its use has become frequent in several provinces of northern Argentina.
  3. Angá: It means “poor thing”, not in the explicit term of what is poverty, but it is used to denote with contempt that someone is wrong, unaware of something or holds a position that we do not recognize.
  4. Regulating: This is the case of resignification. This term is used when a person is bewildered or is thinking about something.
  5. Chaqué: It is a hazard indicator, if the Formosignus says “Chaqué!” , is because we are close to something that can hurt us or harm us.
  6. Algiers: It is used to label someone bad, unfriendly or unfriendly.
  7. Clavear: Another resignification that transforms a noun into a verb. “Go Key” is used in Formosa to ask someone to lock everything up.
  8. Sandpaper: Very used by Formosignos, but also by other Argentines from the north. It is the popular synonym of hunger, it is a derivative of the phrase “eat like new sandpaper”, referring to someone who eats a lot.
  9. Chucho: Cold; this word probably if it has a Guarani connection, or maybe from other native northern cultures. Salta, Tucumán, Jujuy use a similar word: chuy. But, in that case, the origin of the word is Quechua.
  10. Picha: Formosignes use it to say that someone is or has been angry. “He's poking.”

This is the first episode of the Formose dictionary . Common words from your popular vocabulary.


We suggest you continue reading the following note:

Lenguaje norteñoThe northern language, an indigenous cultural treasure

Publication Date: 24/04/2020

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