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In England scampi is always made with gambas and looks quite different. More like the Spanish gambas en gabardina...
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In England scampi is always made with gambas and looks quite different. More like the Spanish gambas en gabardina...
en gabardina? In Mexico that's a type of cloth!
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David, creo que deberías cambiar la palabra del día de plancha a gamba...
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Shrimp Scampi is like a little Italian joke. Most Americans have no idea that scampi means shrimp. Incidentially, shrimp here in the United States looks and tastes slightly different from shrimp in Spain. What you call gambas, we call langostinos. Langostas which is very popular in New England resembles bogavantes in Spain.

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David, it's the same here. Gabardina is a kind of raincoat.(gambas en gabardina are covered in breadcrumbs and fried)
Do you understand the expression "¡No seas gamba!?
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David, it's the same here. Gabardina is a kind of raincoat.(gambas en gabardina are covered in breadcrumbs and fried)
Do you understand the expression "¡No seas gamba!?
Please inform us teacher. What does No seas gamba mean.
Overhere. gambado (gambao)means bowlegged.
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No seas chuleta.(chulo)
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Chulo and cabrón are very strange words here best to be avoided. Depending on the country, they can be very mild expressions of contempt.
Chulo can even be a term of endearment. In some countries they mean pimp, and calling someone a chulo or cabron can start a fight.
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Old June 09, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Cabrón is also a swearword over here, but chulo means cocky, show-off, although it also means pimp as you said.
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In parts of Mexico, chulo simply means nice. ¡Qué chulo niño! = What a cute kid!
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