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weon

Spanish Chile

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) In Chile, it is used as a very informal alternative for the word dude or friend (amigo) and, depending on the tone, it can also mean 'stupid' among several other meanings.

"Hola weon, cómo estai?"

"Hi dude, how's it going?"


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buco

Spanish Panama

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) Very. A lot.

"Cha, tengo buco hambre."

"Damn, I am very hungry."





No vendes piñas*

* You don't sell pineapples

Spanish Mexico

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

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."





ser la leche*

* to be the milk

Spanish Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

To be cool. It can be used for both people or things.

"¡Eres la leche!" "¡Este juego es la leche!"

"You are the milk!" "This game is the milk!"


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es un mango*

* he's a mango

Spanish Guatemala

Expression USED Frequently BY Women

In Guatemala we say "he's a mango" to a man who is really handsome.

"mira ese muchacho, es un mango."

"Look at that guy, he's a mango."





Calla, sancochoeverga*

* Shut up, you dicksoup

Spanish Ecuador

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used to refer to someone who is talking nonsense. It can be used in many ways - jokingly, seriously, surprisedly, etc. "Calla" = shut up; "sancocho" = a soup made with fish and peanut; "(d)e" = of; "verga" = dick.

"Calla, sancochoeverga, tu parte de la presentación está mal, hazla otra vez."

"Shut up, you dicksoup, your part of the presentation is wrong, do it again."





membrillo*

* quince

Spanish Spain

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

Someone who is a bit stupid and naive.

"No seas membrillo."

"Don't be stupid."





papa frita*

* French fry

Spanish Uruguay

Expression USED On Occasion BY Kids

It's used as a synonym of "silly", generally among kids.

"Sos un papa frita." "Juancito es tremendo papa frita."

"You're a French fry." "Juancito is such a French fry."





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cojudo*

* not castrated

Spanish Occidental Regions, Bolivia

Word USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) A colloquial term for someone who acts naively or in a dumb way. It's used in informal conversations and can be used as an insult or with sarcasm as remark of a dumb answer of question.

"¡Este cojudo se va a matar por andar manejando moto sin casco!"

"This dumb one is going to kill himself for driving his motorcycle without a helmet!"





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pateo*

* long walk

Spanish Valencian Country, Spain

Word USED Frequently BY People Under 30

(n.) Action that requires an effort that we do not want to undertake. Not necessarily linked to walking despite its original sense.

"Dios, aún me quedan veinte páginas, ¡qué pateo!"

"God, there's still twenty more pages, what a long walk!"





mal del puerco*

* pig's disease

Spanish Mexico

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) 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."





quedar gringo

Spanish Colombia

Slang USED On Occasion BY some people

It's when someone doesn't understand anything about what is happening.

"Quedé gringo en esa clase de matemáticas."

"I stayed gringo in that math class."





hablar paja

Spanish Colombia

Slang USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It's when someone talks lies or unimportant things.

"Ese man habla mucha paja."

"That guy talks a lot of straw."


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el burro delante, pa que no se espante*

* the donkey goes first, so it doesn't get scared

Spanish Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

In Spanish, it is usually considered impolite to refer to oneself while listing the members of some group before every other person has been mentioned. This expression is used to make someone aware of his misplacement of the first-person pronoun in an enumeration that includes more people.

"¿Y quiénes fuisteis al cine?" "Fuimos yo, Joan y Pablo." "El burro delante, pa que no se espante."

"And who went to the cinema?" "Me, Joan and Pablo." "The donkey goes in front, so it doesn't get scared."


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ns

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Young People

Used when texting to short the Spanish expression for "I don't know" ("no sé")

"¿Laura va a venir?" "ns"

"Is Laura coming?" "idk"


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