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Do you have a sentence it was used in? The closest I can find to it is the verb desconchinflar, which means deteriorate. – Travis Pessetto Jun 23 '14 at 16:36
Are you sure that's the word? Google has absolutely no record of it whatsoever nor any possible suggestions, even for the unsuffixed form "cunchifle". "Chifle" exists, but given its varied meanings from whistle to plaintain chips to powder horns for guns, it's hard to tell. Maybe it's based on conchifero? Can you give any context? – guifa Jun 23 '14 at 16:41
@TravisPessetto un amigo me contó de una ronda infantil: "Tengo manita, y no tengo manita, porque la tengo desconchinfladita" – vero4ka Jun 25 '14 at 18:51
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RAE: desconchinflar. 1. tr. Cuba, El Salv. y Méx. deteriorar (‖ estropear). U. t. c. prnl.

"Está desconchinflado" It's broken.

desconchinfle sería el subjuntiivo en primera persona.

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¿Pero se usa en Colombia? – guifa Jun 24 '14 at 2:20
Aparentemente no, ahí dice Cuba, El Salvador y México pero es posible que sí te entiendan (Conjetura mía) porque dicen mucho esa palabra en el Chavo del Ocho una serie bastante popular en toda hiapanoamérica e incluso en Brasil. – Jaime Jun 24 '14 at 4:19
+1 por referencia a la definición de RAE de desconchiflar. Veo que escachifollar tambien esta admitida :) – deStrangis Jun 24 '14 at 12:58
En Cuba se usa desconchinflado para decir que algo está desbaratado/roto de una manera jocosa , por ejemplo un carro roto, ese carro esta todo desconchinflado – Emilio Gort Jun 24 '14 at 15:55
@Jaime esa serie también fue popular en España, al menos para mi generación – Darkhogg Jun 24 '14 at 17:06

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