Saturday, May 31, 2008


Flaite - noun, a sketchy person who will rob you if given the chance, they often dress inspired by hip-hop, with sporty warm-up pants and baby soccer shoes. They give off bad vibes and inspire zero trust. Its best to steer clear of them.

Chile is full of flaites. I think of it this way: There are way more poor people in Chile than in the States. Chile has the largest gap between rich and poor in all of Latin American. So you have the filthy rich and the terribly poor. This is a recipe for envy. There are a lot of flaites and you will find them in most parts of the big cities here.

"¿Cruzamos la calle mejor? Hay unos flaites frente la botillería."
"Why don't we cross the street? There are some sketchy guys in front of the liquor store."

Flaite - adjetive, sketchy.

Esas minas eran enteras flaites.
Those chiks were totally sketchy.

For a more in-depth explanation in chilensis, check this out. The Urban Dictionary defines it in English.

Chilenismo, coloquial

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