CHE: our Argentine Lunfardo word of the week

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What does CHE mean in Argentine Lunfardo?

This is a key word for Argentine Lunfardo. It is similar to ‘HEY’ in English. It can be used in different contexts, but mostly to call other people’s attention. For example: «Che, ¿quieren ir al cine?«, which translates as «Hey, would you like to go to the movies?»

How frequently is this word used?

Che is a high frequency word. Argentinians bring up this word in almost every conversation.

Different uses of the Argentine Lunfardo word CHE

  • Call someone’s attention: Che, ¿querés ir al bar?
  • Ask how someone is doing: ¿Qué hacés, che? ¿Todo bien?
  • Scold someone: ¡Che! ¡¿Qué estás haciendo?!
  • Encourage someone to do something: ¡Dale, che! ¡Vos podés!

Other interesting facts about this word

Did you know Che Guevara’s name was actually Ernesto Guevara? He got the nickname «Che» because he was Argentinian.


In the category «Word of the Week» you will learn:

  • One Argentine Lunfardo word per week
  • The meaning of the word
  • Frequency of the word
  • Other usages for the word
  • Interesting facts about the word

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