It is a Mexican term that refers to a person, thing or place of great charm.

Chulo: examples of use

  • “That beach is very chula
  • “The girl is the chula of the school”
  • “Mexico is chulo

But it also has other meanings:

  • Man who lives at the expense of his partner, freeloader.

It is an appellation to address a market or street vendor to a female customer:

  • “Come on, chula! What are you going to take today?”


It also functions as an adverb and means good:

  • “Enrique works chulo“.

With information from the Mexican Academy of Language.

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