What does it mean to be no Sabo?
In part, Urban Dictionary defines “no sabo,” as a term “used for people of Hispanic/Latino descent that don’t know, or barely speak Spanish.” From the way the term is used in social media, it’s clear that the label is meant to be derogatory.
How do I stop being a non Sabo kid?
- Defamiliarize yourself and question everything you know.
- Treat the language like a school subject.
- Try to avoid codeswitching for a short time.
- Use the language in circumstances you are not used to.
- Read, read, read!
Where did no Sabo kid come from?
A “no-sabo” kid is someone of Hispanic descent who does not speak Spanish, and they are often ostracized for being “white-washed” and out of touch with their culture. The term was coined by the frequent mistake of novice Spanish speakers when saying “no sabo” instead of “no sé” for the phrase “I don’t know.”