Spanish Latin America and Spain, Spanish speaking countries

Estrenar

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • To use something or wear a piece of clothing for the very first time.

Estrené mi vestido nuevo. Ayer se estrenó la película. A mamá le gusta estrenar zapatos.

I wore my new dress for the first time. The movie was released yesterday. My mom liked to wear shoes for the first time.

Confirmed by 2 people

Spanish Madrid, Spain

mazo

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(mallet) • This word is used to mean very, many or a lot.

"No sé, por estas mismas páginas hace años había mazo de gente convencida de que un apocalipsis zombi era un escenario tanto plausible como deseable."

I don't know, years ago, in these websites there were mallet of people convinced that a zombie apocalypse was both a feasible and desirable scenario

Spanish Spain

de Guatemala a guatepeor

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

Equivalent of the English “from bad to worse”.

“Este día fue de Guatemala a guatepeor.”

"This day went from Guatemala to guateworse."

Confirmed by 3 people

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 Spain

plantar un pino

Slang USED Frequently BY Most People

(to plant a pine ) • It's a very colloquial way to say that you're going to the bathroom to poop.

"Voy a plantar un pino, puede que tarde un poco en salir de casa."

"I'm going to plant a pine - I may take a while to leave my house."

Spanish Chile

pato malo

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(bad duck ) • Bad person, sometimes is used for vulgars or people who did bad things.

"Are you watching this vulgar? He's a bad duck."

"Estás viendo a ese ladrón? Es un pato malo."

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

rizar el rizo

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to curl the curl) • To make something more complicated than it should be / to add something really unnecessary.

"Le iba a poner flecos a las mangas de mi chaqueta, pero me parecía mucho rizar el rizo"

"I was going to put fringe on the sleeves of my jacket, but I thought it was curling the curl"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Spanish Argentina

yuta

Slang USED Frequently BY Teens, criminals, people who are bothered by police being around

(n.) • Word for the police. Usually used by people who dislike the police in general or dislike the fact that the police is near them.

"Guardá el porro que ahí viene la yuta"

"Put away your blunt, pigs (cops) are coming"

Spanish Spain

llamar a Juan/a Braulio

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to call Juan/Braulio) • To vomit.

"No se encuentra bien, se ha ido a llamar a Braulio."

"He doesn't feel alright, he went to call Braulio."

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Spanish Argentina

me chorrea el bife

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Young People

(my steak drips) • Used to say that you or someone else is menstruating.

"¡Hola! ¿Quieres salir esta noche?" "No puedo, me chorrea el bife"

"Hi! Do you want to go out tonight?" "I can't, my steak drips"

Confirmed by 3 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 Madrid, Spain

Pues espera sentado y llévate un bocadillo

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(Sit waiting and pack a sandwich) • It's often used when wanting to say "don't wait around" or "you'll be waiting a while."

"Llamé al director del hotel, pero no respondió." "Pues espera sentado y llévate un bocadillo!"

"I called the hotel manager, but he didn't pick up." "Better sit down and pack a sandwich."

Spanish Ecuador

mandarina

Slang USED Very frequently BY Most People

(tangerine) • A man who does whatever his girlfriend tells him to do because she has the power.

"David no vino a la fiesta porque su novia se enojaba si él venía." "Jaja, mandarina el man!"

"David didn't come to the party cause his girlfriend would've got angry at him if he had." "Haha, such a tangerine!"

Spanish Ecuador

camarón

Slang USED Very frequently BY Most People

(you shrimp) • Way to address a person who is a very bad driver.

"Oye camarón, pon luces!"

"Hey you shrimp, turn your lights on!"

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."

Spanish Argentina

por si las moscas

Expression USED Frequently BY Older Generations

(for if the flies) • This expression can be translated as "just in case".

"Está re nublado, llevá un paraguas por si las moscas."

"It's really cloudy, take an umbrella for if the flies."

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Spanish Guatemala

donde Judas dejó el caite

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(where Judas left his sandal) • Used to indicate a place very far away.

"Él vive hasta donde Judas dejó el caite."

"He lives where Judas left his sandal."

Spanish Various countries

yapa

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Word from the Quechua language meaning 'increase' and people usually say that when they receive some extra for free when they purchase at markets or local stores.

"Bien, aquí tiene, un kilo de manzanas y va con yapa."

"OK, there you have it, one kilo of apples and something extra"

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Spanish Puerto Rico

jurutungo

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

A far away place, often isolated.

“¡Diablos! ¡Eso queda en el jurutungo!” “Tú vives en el jurutungo.”

“Damn! That’s very far away!” “You live too far away.”

Spanish Spain

estar hasta las narices

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to be up the nose) • It refers to when you are fed up or sick to death of something.

“Estoy hasta las narices de este trabajo.”

“I’m up the nose with this job.”

Confirmed by 2 people