Know the Regionalisms in Campeche, so you can enjoy more your visit to this state and you will better understand the talks with its beautiful local people.
Regionalisms in Campeche, as in other states in Mexico, have a rich variety of phrases or words that are distinguished for being many of these used only in this region. We present you some of the best known and used regionalisms in Campeche that can help you to better understand the conversations with the people of this beautiful state.
¡ Aguas !: It is their way of warning someone of some danger to be careful.
- “¡ Aguas ! con ese perro Don Pepe, es muy agresivo”, ( watch out ! with that dog Don Pepe, he is very aggressive )
- “¡ Aguas ! no te vayas a caer en ese hoyo”. ( watch out ! don’t you fall into that hole )
¡ Ay Madre !: It is their way of expressing surprise at some bad news.
- “Doña Lucha, fíjese que a mi sobrino le robaron su coche – ¡ Ay madre ! “. ( Dona Lucha, you know that my nephew had his car stolen – oh, mother ! )
- “Creeras que al hijo de mi vecino Paco le dio un paro cardiaco – ¡ Ay madre ! “. ( You know that my neighbor’s son Paco had a heart attack – Oh, mother! )
A la bestia !: It is their way of expressing doubt about something that has happened.
- “¡ Casi muero anoche ! A la bestia ¿ qué pasó ?”. ( I almost died last night ! – really, what happened ? )
- “Mi amigo Mauro murió ayer. A la bestia ¿De qué murió?”. ( My friend Mauro died yesterday – really, What did he died of ? )
Te pasas de lanza: It is their way of saying that a person crossed the limits in a situation.
- “Ayer, te pasaste de lanza con Jimena al contarle lo de su ex novio”, ( Yesterday, you exceeded the limit with Jimena when telling her about her ex boyfriend )
- “No te pases de lanza conmigo te preste los libros no te los regale.” ( Do not exceed the limit with me, I will lend you the books, I will not give them to you )
¡ Híjole !: It is their way of expressing surprise or admiration.
- “¡ Híjole ! se me olvido que tenia junta a las 2.” ( oh! I forgot that I had a meeting at 2 )
- “¡ Híjole ! se me quemaron los frijoles.” ( oh ! my beans burned )
¡ A su mecha !: it is their way of expressing surprise at some half serious incident
- “¡ A su mecha ! Olvidé las llaves de mi casa ¿como entro ahora?” ( Jeez! I forgot the keys to my house, now how do I enter? )
- “¡ A su mecha !, me lastime la rodilla”. ( Oh men ! I hurt my knee )
Ta bueno: It is their way of saying that it is okay or agrees with something
- “Entonces llámame esta noche – Ta bueno, te llamaré.” ( So call me tonight – okay, I’ll call you )
- “Hay una fiesta esta noche, ¿vienes con nosotros? Ta bueno“. ( There is a party tonight, are you coming with us? yes )
Cómo va ser :it is their way of saying how is this possible?
These are just some of the regionalisms in Campeche, when you visit somewhere in this state
Don’t forget to practice them !
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