Chapin Guatemala Slang

Andy G (Gadget)

Chapin Guatemala Slang
Soy Chapin igual que mi papito”

I am Chapin same as my Papa.

Chapin: Nickname to describe people from Guatemala.

Normally I would call them a Guatemalan or Guatemalteco; however, this word could have a problems, not politally correct in Guatemala. Chapin seems to be more what a Mayan would want to call themselves. There is some racial division between the rich Mestizos of Guatemala City and the Mayans of the countryside.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008
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I think Chapin also has the connotation of the slang use of the word “Cool” in the USA.

Here is a list of other words that a T-shirt has associated with the word Chapin.

Warning, learning a language is full of problems, and to understand slang can take years to understand. This is like a disclaimer, it is possible all my thoughs, opinions and words I typed above could be totally wrong. Yo no esta Chapin.

Cultural Cheatsheet for Guatemala Travel Advice by On the Road Travel
Mestizo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Chapin Guatemala Slang


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Hi!!!thank you so much for editing these posts about guatemalan slang!!..maybe it wouldn't be simple to learn the deepest meanings of what in the end is a culture,but...well..I find it usefull!! you and greetings from italy!!:)


Hi everyone,

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