Example sentences for: agringado

How can you use “agringado” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The agringado figure has become a stock character in Chicano culture and is frequently encountered in folklore, literature, and popular culture.

  • An agringado will not self-identify because this kind of behavior is perceived as negative or disloyal to his/her cultural group.

  • In a bicultural environment, or even in tightly knit Mexican communities, when individuals become thoroughly acculturated to American society and values, the individual may be criticized by close friends and relatives, and be called an agringado.

  • Chicanos also often use the term, as they do agringado, to describe an overly acculturated Chicano, one who is trying to be “white.”

  • The film Mi Familia, directed and released in 1995 by Gregory Nava, includes a comical scene depicting the agringado son, a UCLA student, bringing his Anglo girlfriend home to meet his Mexican family.


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