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Spanish slang: Laburo

Monday, November 16, 2009 15:02

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Meaning: Job/Work (trabajo)

How to use it: Laburo is a common way to say work (trabajo). It can be placed anywhere that work (trabajo) would regularly be used.

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Spanish Slang: Bondi

Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:15

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Meaning: Bus (referring to a city bus)

How to use it: This is another way of saying “colectivo” (city bus) in Argentina. Its a slang used commonly in Buenos Aires to refer to a city bus.

 

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Spanish Slang: Onda

Monday, November 9, 2009 13:29

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Meaning: Vibe

How to use it: This is used often in Argentina to describe a feeling or a vibe about something or someone. For example, to describe a restaurant/pub, one could say, “ Que buena onda!”. This means that there is a great vibe or feeling at the place. It’s a nice way to describe someone as well who is laid-back and friendly.

 

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Spanish Slang: Trucho, Truchada

Monday, November 2, 2009 14:51

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Meaning: a fake, a bad quality forge

How to use it: You can use this to describe anything that is a fake, for example, C.D’s, a fake Gucci watch, etc.

 

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Spanish Slang: Mangos

Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:41

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Spanish Slang: Mangos

Meaning: Pesos/Money

How to use it: The word mangos is used in informal situations when asking the price of something or telling someone else the cost of something. You can say “ Cuantos mangos es el auto?”, meaning, “How many pesos (dollars) is the car?”.

Spanish Slang: Chabón

Friday, October 16, 2009 9:08

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Spanish Slang: Chabón/chabona (fem.)

Meaning: Guy, dude, bloke

How to use it: The word Chabón is commonly used by teenagers and sometimes older people in an informal conversation. This word is to be used among friends or people outside the workplace. Do NOT use it while talking to you boss or elders.

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Spanish Slang: Hacerse el vivo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:33

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Spanish Slang: Hacerse el vivo

Translation: To act alive

Meaning: To be a sly, deceptive, or a slick evasive person.

Application: This Spanish slang phrase is used when someone is trying to get away with something and the other person isn’t buying it. They will generally say “¡No te hagás el vivo!” or “Don’t act alive!”.

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Spanish Slang: Ratearse

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 10:07

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Spanish Slang: Ratearse, hacerse la rata

Translation: To do like a rat.

Meaning: To skip school.

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