What Does “Chapar” Mean in the Language of Argentina?

What does «chapar» mean in the language of Argentina?  

Chapar is the slang for besar con la lengua, which means “tongue-kissing” or “french-kissing” in the language of Argentina.

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How frequently is this word used? 

Medium-Low frequency. Different generations use different slang words for tongue-kissing. Other slang words are “transar” and “apretar”. Some of these expressions might be considered “old-fashioned” or even funny.

Examples of this word in use:

  •  “¿Viste que Juan y María chaparon?”
  • “Este sábado nos vamos a encontrar en la plaza para chapar”.
  • “Hace mil años que no me chapo a nadie”.
  • “¡Este finde necesito chapar!”
  • “Al flaco no le importa nada, chapa con cualquiera”. 
  • “Todavía no puedo creer que chapé con ese chabón”. 
  • “La primera vez que chapé fue con el amigo de una amiga”. 
  • “Todos van a esa plaza a chapar”. 
  • “¿Te chapaste a tu ex?”
  • “Jorge no sabe chapar”.

Interesting facts about this word:

If it was an intense, passionate kiss, Argentinians might say “Juan y María chaparon fuerte”. From the verb “chapar” also comes the noun “un chape” that means a tongue-kiss. “¿Cuál fue el mejor chape de tu vida?”

Source: Urbandictionary.com

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