bmth2001

Mercedes, Buenos Aires

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estoy en mi salsa*

* i'm in my sauce

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

When you're comfortable with something and/or being made to do the things you love

"A mí no me preocupa tener que estar en casa todo el día, estoy en mi salsa."

"I'm not worried about having to spend the whole day at home, I'm in my sauce."




¿sos hijo de vidriero?*

* are you a glazier's son?

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Frequently BY Adults

Used when someone stands in front of the TV when you're watching it, as if they were invisible or see-through.

"¡Movete! ¿Sos hijo de vidriero?"

"Move! Are you a glazier's son?


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hazte fama y échate a dormir*

* make a name for yourself and go to sleep

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It's usually said after a person gets offended when someone else says something bad about them, expressing the idea that, after doing the same bad thing repeatedly, people will only expect that from you.

"¿Querés galletitas caseras?" "No, no me gustan las galletitas quemadas." "¡No se me quemaron!" "Se te quemaron las últimas diez veces... ¡Hazte fama y échate a dormir!"

"Would you like some home-made cookies?" "No, I don't like burnt cookies." "I didn't burn them!" "You burned them the last ten times... Make a name for yourself and go to sleep!"


Confirmed by 3 people



más boludo que las palomas*

* more stupid than pigeons

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Very frequently BY Older Generations

Used to talk about someone who is very stupid. Often said after they do a silly thing, but it can also be used to simply describe them.

"Hoy Tomás me preguntó si los perros ponían huevos... ¡Es más boludo que las palomas!"

"Today Tomás asked me if dogs lay eggs... He's more stupid than pigeons!"


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no me llegás ni a los talones*

* you don't even reach my heels

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It's a very mean way of saying "you are way inferior than me".

"¿Pensás que estoy celoso? ¡No me llegás ni a los talones!"

"You think I'm jealous? You don't even reach my heels!"


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mucho pan para tanto salame*

* too much bread for that salami

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

It's used when a person (usually a boy) isn't thought to deserve their partner. This can be either because of their appearence or behaviour. You can also say this to someone who's just broken up with their partner, meaning something like "don't be sad, they don't deserve you".

"María me dijo que fue a la casa del novio y que en vez de estar con ella, estuvo toda la noche jugando jueguitos. Ella es mucho pan para tanto salame."

"María told me she went to her boyfriend's house and instead of being with her, he spent the whole night playing videogames. She's too much bread for that salami."


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No tengo un mango*

* I don't have a mango

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Very frequently BY Adults

This expression can be translated to "I don't have any money".

"¡Vamos al cine!" "No puedo, no tengo un mango."

"Let's go to the cinema!" "I can't, I don't have a mango."


Confirmed by 5 people



estar al pedo*

* be to the fart

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

Used when you're free or not doing anything important.

"¿Estás ocupada mañana?" "No, estoy al pedo todo el día."

"Are you busy tomorrow?" "No, I'm to the fart all day."


Confirmed by 7 people