I don’t understand what this means and how “en” and the past participle work together?

I’m guessing it’s something like “me traveling a lot”? The context was this video around 1:43.

Does “en” also carry the meaning of like “as” or “in the state of” here?

And could I get some other examples with this same structure? Thanks!


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He seems to be saying, "Yo, enviajado." I have two ideas.

  1. Enviajado might be equivalent to sesgado. In architecture there is a type of slanted arch which can be called an arco enviajado or arco sesgado. Sesgado is kind of like "skewed." So, the speaker may have been talking in a self-deprecating way, saying that he might have had a lot of bad dreams due to being a bit screwed up, or off in the head.

  2. On the other hand, the English caption in the video says "high," and this seems plausible. Here's another example I found:

    Existen varias maneras de introducir esta sustancia: una de ellas es por vía oral, los efectos tardan en manifestarse entre 30 minutos y una hora y, según la dosis, pueden durar entre ocho y diez horas, cuando se coloca en el ojo la reacción se produce casi instantáneamente más o menos entre tres a nueve minutos, el efecto potente en el que se puede catalogar totalmente a la persona "ENVIAJADA" dura de una a dos horas

    Some documentation found by @guifa: 2008 scholarly article "ASPECTOS MORFOLÓGICOS Y CAMBIOS DE FORMA EN LA CREACIÓN LÉXICA DE LA JERGA ESTUDIANTIL" mentions that enviajado means estar drogado.

    So the translation would be:

    Maybe that was just me, tripping.

    Note, tripping can be literal (e.g. on an LSD trip) or figurative (in a weird space).

About the grammar: it's a sentence fragment. Here's another, following the same pattern:

  • Context: two people looking at family photos together Tú, disfrazado de payaso. ([This is] you, dressed up as a clown.)
  • Number 2 is most probably it. En-...-[a|i]do is extremely productive.
    – pablodf76
    Commented Sep 7, 2019 at 13:45
  • @pablodf76 - I didn't understand your second sentence -- can you explain further? Commented Sep 7, 2019 at 16:11
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    Confirmado que significado drogado: revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/kanina/article/download/4113/3939 (es un PDF pero menciona que enviajar = estar drogado) Commented Sep 7, 2019 at 20:19
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    Morphology (e.g. prefixes and suffixes) is "productive" when speakers can and do make new words with it. Coining en-X-ado from a root X is very common, so it's productive.
    – pablodf76
    Commented Sep 7, 2019 at 21:36

Enviajarse is, according to the Diccionario de americanismos,

I. 1. intr. prnl. Ho. Hacer planes para un viaje próximo.
[To make plans for a future journey]

The speaker is asked about the meaning of his dreams and he just says that maybe they are premonitions, like he making a future journey.

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