*Alternative Spellings: Charlie, Charle
A VERY popular Ghanaian (Pidgin English) expression used in multiple senses (depending on rising/falling intonation):
1. in the same sense as the words "Dude" or "Homie." Synonymous with the American "Jack" or "Joe" as a way of addressing another person directly. Supposedly believed to have originated from the Chicago-based slang "Charlie" (pron. "Chali"), used in the same vein to address someone directly.
2. used with "Oh" as an expression of disappointment, pity, sympathy.
3. used with "Oh" as an expression of agreement with someone else's statement. Used in the same vein as "I know right?" or "Tell me about it."
eg. 1: What's up, chale? / Ahh, charlie, cool things. (<- Ghanaian pidgin for "Nothing much; Life's great; I'm alright.)
eg. 2: Nana isn't doing too great. His girlfriend recently passed away. / Are you serious? Oh charlie, the poor boy.
eg. 3: We're shelving all these books today? All this hard work...just for $8.00 an hour. / Oh charlie. E hard oo. (<- Ghanaian pidgin for "It's a hard or tough life.")
THIS IS THE REAL DEFINITION. A term to show disagreement or disapproval of something or some idea. Means the same thing as "hell no" or "hell na."
(Originated in U.S. Southwest, though it is used wherever you find Chicanos/Chicanas and other groups of Latinos/as).
Vato #1: Hey, homie, that's a nice ranfla (classic, fixed up car). I'll trade you for my Nissan.
Vato #2: Chale, homes! I'm not into new cars...especially not for THAT shitty wannabe tricked out Nissan.
Chicano term used for disagreement
Lets go see Biodome with Pauly Shore
A spanish word that is used by latinos when they are saying "forget about it" or "no way"
Pedro: "Hey man come eat this guacamole the gringo made"
Lisa: "Lets go pull weeds"
a way of addressing some one.can serve as a substitute for dude or homie.Used amongst West Africans and origininated in Ghana as part of Ghana's pidgin/broken English used by the youth
chale, lets go out..
chale, dont play around with me
The most chilango word you will ever hear, next to "chido".
Chale is "damn" in english, it originated in Chilangolandia aka Mexico City and it became popular all over Mexico because it was frequently used in teenage soap operas. So any Mexican that migrates to the US will be using it, and the chicanos will be claiming it was originated in California.
Mexican1: Chale, I just got jumped...
Mexican2: That´s because you´re a Chilango!
A curly headed fuck. Chale's occasionally get grade-eight-loser-pissed and shave their curling fucking heads. They also go through very slutty stages in their lives, having sex with multiple girls.
Guy: "Did you see that guy that taylore had sex with randomly at that party the other night?"
Other Guy: " Oh my god that guy was such a fucking chale!"