Speak Like A True Jerga 1

By BobbyRica | February 13, 2012


Spanish is rich language. But it’s richer still in Peru where it has experienced an evolution of sorts. It does follow then that someone from Spain might not understand what a Peruvian might say in conversation.

The natives use a form of slang called jerga. The native Peruvian would twist everyday Spanish words and turn them into “sound alike” phrases. This is similar to Cockney rhyming slang. As part of jerga, they also have a habit of turning phrases backwards and rearranging them in ways only a native can understand.

So if someone tells you that your pet chihuahua Diego is muy CHATO (tsah-to). The women is telling you the obvious.

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