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Mexican Spanish Slang

VIDEO: 6 Common Mexican Gestures (Featuring the ZMG4U Channel)

Common Mexican gestures shared by natives Spanish speakers from Guadalajara. Includes a full video and 6 images.

The Day of the Dead Altar: INFOGRAPHIC

An essential component of the celebrations of the Day of the Dead is the altar to welcome the souls of the departed. Learn the main elements and their meanings in this infographic NotiMex. I wanted to share this infographic because I noticed that every year the interest in the celebration of Día de los Muertos…

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Mexican Spanish Swear Words and Phrases Not Taught in School

A list of Mexican Spanish swear words and phrases with English translations. Learn how Mexicans curse and share the infographic.

Everyday Mexican Spanish Phrases: Video Featuring ZMG4U Channel

A video that features an extended version of the popular Mexican Spanish phrases list “El Mexicano No…” by the ZMG4U channel with no vulgar words.

Survival Spanish Guide to Mexican Street Food

What makes things complicated is that the names of many of the food either have another meaning, or sound like a word in English that really has nothing to do with them (false cognates). This guide is to help novice Mexican street foodies navigate through a market and order the food they want.

Free List of Mexican Spanish Phrases and Expressions Via Email

Receive via email our list of common Mexican Spanish Phrases with English translations. It is a free PDF file with 75 expressions.

List of Mexican Spanish Words and Phrases

We are starting 2014 by completing work long overdue. Those pending projects included the update of the Speaking Latino Spanish slang words database. After two and half years, we ended up having more material that we wanted to share with you. Diana and I are pleased to announce that our list of Mexican Spanish words…

Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish

Take a look at these words used in Mexico: chesco huerco lana alipuz escuincle Do you know their English meaning? All of these words are included in my Kindle eBook Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME STARTING TODAY February 1st!   Where to get this Kindle eBook…

The Meaning of the Mexican Spanish Word PINCHE

Every country has a flag, food and symbols that identify them. But what about a single word? During the 6th International Congress of the Spanish Language (VI Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española) celebrated in Panama, the blog Papeles Perdidos, created by the newspaper El País, published an atlas of the representative words of Spanish-speaking…

19 Fun Items for Your Day of the Dead Celebration

The Day of the Dead celebration isn’t a sad tradition. It’s actually a happy, festive time when you celebrate your ancestors! Have you noticed that year after year it has become more popular? Today there are countless items available related to the Day of the Dead celebration and here are some of the fun, goofy,…

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Puerto Rican Spanish Slang

MÁS LENTO QUE UNA CARAVANA DE COJOS: Puerto Rican Spanish Saying

Here you have an illustration of the Puerto Rican Spanish saying más lento que una caravana de cojos. This illustration is included in the book Speaking Phrases Boricua. MÁS LENTO QUE UNA CARAVANA DE COJOS: Puerto Rican Spanish Saying • Literal translation: Slower than a caravan of cripples • Meaning: Extremely slow • Example: “Las…

MÁS PELADO QUE CULO DE MONO: Puerto Rican Spanish Expression

Here is an illustration of the Puerto Rican Spanish expression estar más pelado que culo de mono. This illustration is featured in the book Speaking Phrases Boricua. Puerto Rican Spanish Expression: Más pelado que culo de mono • Literal translation: To be balder than a monkey’s ass • Meaning: broke, penniless, with no money. The…

UN BOMBITO AL PITCHER: Puerto Rican Spanish Expression

Here is an illustration of the Puerto Rican Spanish expression un bombo al pitcher or un bombito al pitcher. It is featured in the book Speaking Boricua. Puerto Rican Spanish Expression: Un bombito al pitcher • Literal translation: An easy-to-catch ball for the pitcher • Meaning: something really easy to do, a “freebee.” The word…

NO CAMBIES ORO POR COBRE: Puerto Rican Spanish Saying

Here is an illustration of the Puerto Rican Spanish saying no cambies oro por cobre from the book Speaking Phrases Boricua. Puerto Rican Spanish Saying: No cambies oro por cobre • Literal translation: Do not change gold for copper • Meaning: Advice to avoid changing something of value for something else of less value. •…

O TE PEINAS O TE HACES ROLOS: Puerto Rican Spanish Saying

Here is an illustration of a common Puerto Rican Spanish saying: o te peinas, o te haces rolos. This phrase also have the variation o te peinas o te haces papelillos. Puerto Rican Spanish Saying: O te peinas, o te haces rolos • Literal translation: Either you brush your hair or you curl it Or…

DOS JUEYES MACHOS NO CABEN EN LA MISMA CUEVA: Puerto Rican Spanish Saying

Here is an illustration of a common Puerto Rican Spanish saying: dos jueyes machos no caben en la misma cueva. You might also hear the variation dos jueyes machos no caben en la misma jaula. Spanish Saying from Puerto Rico: Dos jueyes machos no caben en la misma cueva • Literal Translation: Two male crabs…

Puerto Rican Spanish Phrase: CAER COMO BOMBA

Here is another Puerto Rican Spanish phrase commonly used on the island: caer como bomba. This illustration is featured in the book Speaking Boricua that you can preview here. Puerto Rican Spanish Phrase: CAERLE COMO BOMBA • Literal translation: like a bomb • Meaning: to not go over well, to not get along with; not…

EMPATAR LA PELEA: Puerto Rican Spanish Expression

Have you ever heard the phrase empatar la pelea? This is a common Puerto Rican Spanish expression and I have an illustration of it in my book Speaking Boricua: Puerto Rican Spanish Expression: EMPATAR LA PELEA • Literal translation: to tie the fight • Meaning: to make ends meet • Example: “Gracias a Dios que…

VIDEO: Puerto Rican Spanish Slang and Colloquial Spanish Expressions

There is no better way to describe Puerto Ricans that by using our own words. Recently I ran across a copy of an old email chain (of the era when Facebook did not exist) with a lot of Puerto Rican Spanish slang and colloquial Spanish words that describe us. The text of the email was…

La Droguita: Puerto Rican Spanish Cheat Sheet

In Puerto Rican Spanish a droguita (literally little drug) is a cheat sheet or anything you write the answers on for a test. It could be an eraser, the back of a ruler, your desk, your hand or any body part. Students from the western part of the island called it bate or bat. Diana…

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