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"Maje" (or "mae") in Nicaraguan Spanish

What does the word "maje" (pronounced "mae") mean in Nicaraguan Spanish? Could the word be considered offensive, and, if so, in what contexts is it appropriate to use?
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"De donde fue" instead of "De donde estaba"

In Nicaragua, addresses are usually given as directions from a landmark, for example: From the stadium, go 5 blocks south, then 3 blocks east Sometimes the landmark is a place that used to be ...
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What exactly is "repocheta"?

Another food related question I collected on my trip through Central America five years ago is repocheta Again it's not in Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Larousse Gran Diccionario, Google Translate, or ...
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¿Cómo ganó "zurdo" el significado de "homosexual" en cierto países hispanoamericanos?

El otro día estaba hablando con un amigo argentino de política y dijo que él era "más bien zurdo", cosa que en el contexto de la conversación se entendió perfectamente. Después, me vino la duda ...
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¿Por qué "enturcado" quiere decir enfadado en Nicaragua?

Leo en Twitter: Sabes que algo mal está pasando en Nicaragua cuando el ave nacional tiene cara de enturcado. #SOSNicaragua Y, efectivamente, enturcado indica cólera según el DLE: ...
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What is the verb landarse (to be it in a game of tag)?

In Nicaragua, when children are playing tag, "to be it" is expressed using what is apparently the verb landarse: Pablo se landa. -> Pablo's it. Me lando yo. -> I'm it. I can't find ...
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¿Qué significa "El Pueblo Presidente"?

El lema principal del gobierno actual de Nicaragua es: El Pueblo Presidente!. ¿Qué significa eso exactamente? ¿Hay un "es" tácito (diciendo que el pueblo es presidente)? ¿O se usa presidente como ...
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"Dale pues" in Nicaraguan Spanish

In Nicaragua, the phrase "dale pues" is very frequently used. What does the phrase mean, and in what contexts can it be used?
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¿Qué significa abatizar (visto en Nicaragua)?

He visto la palabra abatizar en periódicos de Nicaragua, pero no puedo encontrar la palabra ni en el diccionario de la RAE ni en WordReference.com. ¿Exactamente qué significa abatizar y en cuales ...
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What are the origins of the demonym “pinolero”? / Orígenes del término «pinolero»

While researching a little bit about Nicaragua for my Spanish class presentation, I became curious as to why there is no good explanation for the origins of the word “pinolero” Nicaraguans sometimes ...
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What does "chepa" mean in Nicaraguan Spanish?

What does the word chepa mean when used to refer to a person in Nicaraguan Spanish? What are some examples of how it is used?
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