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guaje
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Usage note
The adjective "guaje" is invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.This word may also be spelled “huaje” in the senses shown in 1), 3), 4) and 5).
el guaje, la guaje(
gwah
-
heh
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly person)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. fool
Le dije a ese guaje que tuviera cuidado con los platos.I told that fool to be careful with the dishes.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boy)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. kid
El jefe le dijo al guaje que llevara el paquete al mensajero.The boss told the kid to take the package to the messenger.
3. (fruit)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. gourd
Pela los guajes y ponlos a hervir en el caldo.Peel the gourds and boil them in the broth.
4. (botany)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. gourd
Los guajes cubren los muros de la casa y salieron humedades en el interior.The gourds cover the walls of the house and now there are damps patches on the inside walls.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. stupid
¡Eres bien guaje, mira que dejarla escapar!You're really stupid! How could you let her go!
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guaje
adjective
(México) (estúpido) silly; stupid
hacer guaje a algn to fool sb; take sb in (familiar)
(Centroamérica) (México) (estúpido) idiot; fool
1 (México) (calabaza) gourd; calabash
2 (Centroamérica) (trasto) old thing; piece of junk
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (acacia) species of acacia
guajea guaja
1 kid (familiar); child
2 (Minería) mining apprentice
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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