Thank you Ulises Gonzalez for your help!!! I really appreciate it!
If you are a Paraguayan reading this you will probably laugh, agree and try to analyze if you fall in any or many of the following classification…I definitely do.
If you are not paraguayan this list will make you understand Paraguayan people a little better and maybe get a deeper understanding about their idiosyncrasy, way of seeing things and overall o glimpse of general popular behavior.
Things are as is…don’t take any of these personally…just enjoy this list! Many of these words are in Guaraní.
LEY del Nembotavy:
People pretend to not understand what’s going on…they just ignore the subject to perhaps avoid to take any action about it…this is very typical in Paraguay;)
Ley del Mbarete- “The strongest wins”
People act showing power over other people to make them feel intimidated and to demand respect from them.
Vai Vai: Make things in a mediocre vai, but good enough to consider it done, generally in a poor manner or way.
Kaigue: When people feel lazy about doing stuff…and they pass those things for another day…
Ya Pyta Peicha: “I will call you” but people know that is just a way of speaking, no one actually meant to call, just being nice.
Koygua: A very shy person, some people from the country side that feel shy or ignorant and usually are quiet because they don’t want to show that they actually have no clue what to say or how to follow a conversation. Usually they refuse to try new things, for example: they wont eat food they don’t know.
Peicha Peichante: Is similar to vai vai but means “so so” implying that “so so” is good enough
Ndaipori: There is no agreement, negation.
Trueque: People exchange things for other things instead of buying with money, this figure is more easy to be observed in the country side, mostly between Native population, like in old times.
Oikua’a pa: A person who “knows” everything.
Pobrecito Anga: People that always generate pity.
Mondaja or Mondaha: A person that would lend something and never return it, or would directly steal…mostly people that lend things or money would know that they would never see it again.
And the most popular… la Ley del oparei: typical is to start something and leave it without finishing it… starting … Vai Vai followed by the OPAREI total
Well, my list is over now, if you want to add something feel free to comment
I’ve tried to be the most accurate possible but I’m not an expert just a good observer.
If you have experienced some of these Paraguayan behaviors and “laws”, comments are very welcome.