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

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Spanish | Cucuteño Norte de Santander, Colombia

toche

Expression USED Frequently BY People from the border between Colombia and Venezuela

It's a expression you use when someone does or says something dumb. It's also the name of a famous bird of the region.

“Ella pensó que Nueva York es la capital de Canadá, qué toche."

“She thought that New York is the capital of Canada, what a toche."

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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 Andalusia, Spain

cagarse en todo lo que se menea

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to shit on everything that wiggles) • An expression of frustration.

"He perdido el tren, ¡me cago en todo lo que se menea!"

"I missed the train, I'm shitting on everything that wiggles!"

Confirmed by 3 people

Spanish Spain

estar más perdidx que un pulpo en un garaje

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to be more lost than an octopus in a garage) • To be lost. To not have a clue.

"No estudió nada. Durante el examen estaba más perdido que un pulpo en un garaje."

"He didn't study at all. He was lost more than an octopus in a garage during the exam."

Spanish Spain

papafrita

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(french fry) • Someone dumb, foolish or of little intelligent.

"Fastidió la fiesta sorpresa, se lo contó todo a la cumpleañera. Menudo papafrita".

"He screwed up the surprise party, he told everything to the birthday girl. What a french fry."

Spanish Andalusia, Spain

tajá

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

A slice, usually of fruit.

"Tengo hambre, ¿me das una tajá de melón?"

"I'm hungry, can you give me a slice of melon?"

Spanish Spain

sobremesa

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(on the table) • Time spent sitting at the table after lunch chatting or watching TV (usually drinking coffee).

"Entresemana no tengo tiempo, como y voy a trabajar. Por eso, los domingos disfruto de las sobremesas con la familia."

"I have no time on week days I eat, and I go to work. For this reason, on Sundays I enjoy on the table with the family."

Spanish Argentina

chocolate por la noticia

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(chocolate for the news) • Used when someone says something really obvious

"Boludo, el dólar está a 170 pesos" "Chocolate por la noticia, pibe. Hace 2 meses está igual"

"Man, one dollar is worth 170 pesos" "Chocolate for the news, bro. It's been like that for the last 2 months"

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Spanish Chile

weon

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?"

Confirmed by 6 people

Spanish Bogotá, Colombia

más falso que una moneda de cuero

Expression USED Frequently BY People older than 30

(faker than a leather coin) • 1) Someone who isn't genuine, who pretends to be something else. 2) When an object seems to be or is actually fake.

1) "Juan es más falso que una moneda de cuero. No le creo." 2) "Ese perfume no es Chanel, es más falso que una moneda de cuero."

1) "John is faker than leather coin, I don't trust him." 2) "That perfume isn't Chanel, it's faker than a leather coin."

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."

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Spanish Panama

buco

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) • Very. A lot.

"Cha, tengo buco hambre."

"Damn, I am very hungry."

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 Spain

ser la leche

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

(to be the milk ) • 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!"

Confirmed by 3 people

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Spanish Guatemala

es un mango

Expression USED Frequently BY Women

(he's a mango) • 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."

Spanish Ecuador

Calla, sancochoeverga

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(Shut up, you dicksoup) • 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."

Spanish Spain

membrillo

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(quince) • Someone who is a bit stupid and naive.

"No seas membrillo."

"Don't be stupid."

Confirmed by 2 people

Spanish Uruguay

papa frita

Expression USED On Occasion BY Kids

(French fry) • 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."