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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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: Mangos
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?”.
Friday, October 16, 2009 9:08
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.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:33
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!”.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 10:07
Spanish Slang: Ratearse, hacerse la rata
Translation: To do like a rat.
Meaning: To skip school.
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