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cool Spanish slang

Can someone share a few slang phrases with me; from my last trip I know that Wakala is gross and I should say "no tengo grande heuvos" (I have little balls), when requesting less alcohol in my drink.

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1. Re: cool Spanish slang

Why don't you just ask for less alcohol?? -haha.

Actually what you are saying is that you do not have big balls.

Unless you speak decent Spanish, I would not monkey around attempting slang phrases, honestly. Might insult someone's mama or something, you could offend someone without meaning to.

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My Spanish is OK, I just like to learn local slang as well.

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My Spanish is OK, I just like to learn local slang as well.

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4. Re: cool Spanish slang

claro que si!

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Que onda? - whats up/hows it going

La cruda - hangover

Que Padre! - great, fantastic, cool

a toda madre-great/fantastic

aqui nomas (response when someone says whats up, means nothing is new)

no me digas- you dont say

Que Suerte- Lucky you!

Tranquilo-calm down

payaso-translates to clown, slang for idiot

que chulo/chula- how cute

linda/bella/preciosa-beautiful

borracho-drunk

rico-delicious

chavo/chava-boy/girl

guey (pronounced like way) use it at the end of sentence, means dude, mate, man, etc

platicar-chat, talk

mi nina, mi amor, carina, chiquita etc-honey darling sweetie, referring to a woman if it ends in an (a)

a huevo-of course, also refers to a situation in which something might happen but theres nothing you can do about it. Kind of like oh well or what will happen will happen

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something i forgot to mention...you might hear groups of local guys talking to eachother and saying alot of really offensive things, but alot of times these words are actually a way of joking around, just like people do in the states or canada. However you might get in trouble if you try those types of words out on people you dont know well. Oh, and none of the phrases i mentioned will offend anyone, dont worry :)

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7. Re: cool Spanish slang

Hi Molly,

thanks for the post, exactly what I was looking for!

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8. Re: cool Spanish slang

Thanks Molly, I speak a little spanish, but didn't know most of these!

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9. Re: cool Spanish slang

otro manos (on the other hand)

mas y menos (more or less)

claro (certainly)

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