Example sentences for: pochos

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

  • In his autobiography, Barrio Boy, Ernesto Galarza writes about the pochos he found in Sacramento, California, in the second decade of the twentieth century: “They had learned to speak English of sorts and could still speak Spanish, also of sorts.

  •  . Concerning the pochos, the chicanos suspected that they considered themselves too good for the barrio but were not, for some reason, good enough for the Americans” (1971, 203).

  • In the 1950s and 1960s the Mexican cinema produced several films depicting the lives of pochos, from both sides of the border, but emphasizing the importance of maintaining mexi-canidad.

  • Mexicans who have spent time in the United States and have acquired the mannerisms, values, and the English language may be considered pochos because they’ve become agringados (anglicized).

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