Literally: "You jest." (From the verb gaña [GAH-njah], which means deceive, joke, lie.) It's what you say when your jaw drops in disbelief.
|"Is the water in Curaçao really that clear? Gañá!|
I don't believe it!"
A friend is telling you about this fender bender she had on the way to work. "... So the guy gets out of his car with a freakin' shotgun!"
(English: NO! *jaw drops*)
You come across an obituary in the paper for an acquaintance you saw two days ago in perfect health. You'd say, "Gañá!"
(English: That can't be!)
The electrician you hired to replace a malfunctioning light switch tells you there's a problem with the entire electric installation in the house and it needs to be redone--which will take days, and cost you thousands of guilders.
You: "Ai no, gañá!"
(English: No, you're kidding. Please tell me you're kidding.)
|What, that's it for this post? Ai no, gañá! I was enjoying it!|
Well, okay then. A bonus word for today:
(Hint: it's probably something you eat with amazing regularity--unless you're vegan ;) )