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When learning a different language you are more than likely with the best intension to come across words and phrases that you just will not find in the average dictionary or phrase book. Our local dialects are have been doctored over the years and words have been replaced with others to make our languages more colourful. The Canarians have also brightened up the Spanish language with some different words that are exclusive to the islands. Here are just a few.

Garimba – small beer
Panzaburro – translated to donkey belly and refers to low dense cloud which is common in the north
Aguita – Wow
Guagua – public bus
Cholas – flip flops
Chanda – jogging bottoms
Godo – person from the mainland of Spain
Chachi – good or qood quality