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.

  • 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.

  • But the behavior of an agringado might involve the changing of one’s given name, so that Carlos becomes Charlie, Guillermo becomes Will, or Consuelo becomes Connie; or changing a surname, so that Rivera becomes Rivers or Puentes becomes Bridges.

  • See also Agringado; Caló; Pochismos

  • Besides becoming gringo-like, a Chicano agringado may overtly reject Mexican American culture, the music, the values, and even the Spanish language, by pretending not to speak it.


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