Spanish Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

chipi-chipi

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

It’s a light sprinkling or drizzle of rain that lasts for days at a time, usually accompanied by fog

"Hoy hubo chipi-chipi todo el día, pero no llovió hasta las 7 de la noche."

"There was chipi-chipi all day today, but it didn’t rain for real until 7pm."

Confirmed by 2 people

Spanish Mexico

Se me está descongelando el bistec

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(My steak is defrosting) • It's a way to indicate that someone is menstruating. You say this because when you defrost a steak (or any piece of meat) there's blood coming out of it.

"Hoy no iré a clase de natación porque se me está descongelando el bistec."

"I won't be on swimming class today because my steak is defrosting."

Confirmed by 2 people

Spanish Mexico

feria

Slang USED Very frequently BY Young People

A synonym for money.

"Eh güey, vamos por algo de comer." "Lo siento, no traigo nada de feria."

"Hey man, let's go grab something to eat." "Sorry, I don't have any money."

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Spanish Mexico

perro oso

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

(dog bear) • Expresses a huge embarrassement. "Dog" is used as quantity, and "bear" as an embarrassing situation or event. Can also be used to express second-hand embarrassment.

"Estaba criticando a mis suegros a sus espaldas y me escucharon. ¡Perro oso!"

"I was bad-mouthing my in-laws behind their backs and they heard me. What a dog bear! "

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Spanish Mexico

No pela un chango ni a mordidas

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(He/she doesn't peel a monkey even by bites) • It refers to a person not able to perform a simple task. A person who is useless, futile, or dead loss.

"Le estoy diciendo a Joel cómo preparar un lonche y sigue sin entender." "Él nomás no pela un chango ni a mordidas."

"I am telling Joel how to make a sandwich and he still doesn't understand" "He just doesn't peel a monkey even by bites."

Spanish Mexico

tú di rana y yo salto

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

(say frog and I'll jump) • Means thar you are eager to fulfill a request or follow an order.

"¿Puedes ayudarme con algo?" "Claro, tú di rana y yo salto."

"Can you help me with something?" "Sure, just say frog and I'll jump."

Spanish Mexico

No vendes piñas

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(You don't sell pineapples) • It's used when you want someone to know that they're criticizing something that they're also doing. It's used to say someone it's being rude.

"Pero mira esa muchacha con ese vestido tan corto." "Pero tú no vendes piñas, mira el tuyo."

"But look at that girl with a short dress." "But you don't sell pineapples, look at yours."

Spanish Mexico

mal del puerco

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • (pig's disease) • It's the feeling of getting sleepy after a big meal.

"Comimos un chingo." "Sí, ya me dió el mal del puerco."

"We ate a lot." "Yes, it gave me the pig's disease."

Spanish Mexico

fresa

Slang USED Frequently BY Teens

(strawberry) • Someone rich and snobby. Mostly used for girls.

"Esas chavas son unas fresas."

"Those girls are such strawberries."

Confirmed by 3 people

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Spanish Mexico

baro

Slang USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • Pesos, the Mexican currency.

"Una noche en este hotel cuesta un buen baro."

"A night in this hotel costs a lot of money."

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Spanish Mexico City, Mexico

chido

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People and adults

It means that something’s cool.

"Untranslatable es una página muy chida."

"Untranslatable is a cool page."

Confirmed by 5 people

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Spanish Mexico

estar chingón

Slang USED Very frequently BY Young People

"Chingón" means "good" in a very impolite and informal way, so you can only use it with your long-time friends.

"Ese carro está muy chingón."

"That car is fucking awesome."

Confirmed by 5 people

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Spanish Mexico

qué pedo

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

It's used usually to greet someone on a friendly, casual, carefree way. For all practical purposes it means "hey, there". It's used specially among young people but some adults use this as well. This expression may not be used in a serious formal conversation, because it could be considered rude or cheeky.

"Qué pedo?! Cómo estás?" "Bien, aquí trabajando."

"Hey there! How are you?" "I'm fine, just working."

Confirmed by 7 people

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Spanish Mexico

qué pedo

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People and adults

(what fart) • It’s a greeting. If you are with your friends you can use that instead of “hola”.

“Hey, wey. Qué pedo ¿Cómo te va? ¿Todo chido?“

“Hey, pal. What fart, how you doing? Everything cool?”

Confirmed by 4 people

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Spanish Mexico

mijo

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • It's a term of affection usually used by an older person. It has 2 meanings: son/daughter or friend/buddy/dude.

"¿Qué estás haciendo mijo?"

"Dude, what are you doing?"

Confirmed by 8 people

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Spanish Mexico

donde da vuelta el viento

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(where the wind turns) • Is used to express that a place is very far away

"¿Sabes dónde quedan las oficinas de gobierno?" "Por donde da vuelta el viento"

"Do you know where are the government offices?" "Where the wind turns."

Confirmed by 7 people

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Spanish Mexico

hasta el culo del diablo

Expression USED Very frequently BY Adults

(up to the devil's ass) • Is used to express that a place is very far away

"¿Quieres ir a la casa de María?" "No, ella vive hasta el culo del diablo."

"Do you want to go to Maria's house?" "No, she lives up to the devil's ass."

Confirmed by 7 people

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Spanish Mexico

la neta

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(n.) • (the truth) • A more colloquial word that used to mean "the truth," and when used, emphasizes the truthfulness of what was said.

“¿neta wey?”

“for real?“

Confirmed by 6 people

Spanish Mexico

de cajón

Expression USED Very frequently BY Some People

(of drawer) • Refers to something mandatory and completely necessary.

"Si quieres ser ingeniero, debes entender matemáticas, es de cajón."

"If you want to be an engineer, you must understand Maths, it is of drawer."

Confirmed by 5 people

Spanish Mexico

🌚

Emoji USED On Occasion BY Young People

It turns normal things into spicy or sexual.

"¿Qué vas a hacer hoy? 🌚"

"What are you going to do today? 🌚"

Confirmed by 5 people