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Hi, everyone! I'm Jasmine from SpanishPod101.com. In this video, we'll be talking about Common Slang Expressions. we're here at the La Brea Tar Pits, now let's begin!
1. qué onda "what's up, hello"
When you want to greet somebody in a casual way, you can use this expression.
It means “what's up, hello” or literally “what's the wave?”
Be careful when you use this phrase as it's very informal so you should only use it with your friends. For example, when you see a friend you can say,
Qué onda. ¿A dónde vas? Meaning “What’s up? where are you going?”
Or, qué onda. ¿Cómo has estado? Meaning “What's up, how have you been?"
2. ¿mande? "Excuse me? What did you say?"
When your friend tells you something and you didn't get it, you can say ¿mande? it means "Excuse me?” or “What did you say?"
For example, ¿Mande? ¿Me dijiste algo? Means, ”What? Did you say something to me?"
3. qué padre "cool, that's cool"
I use this sometimes when I see something cool.
Qué padre, it means "cool, that's cool,” or literally “that's a father.”
In a sentence you can say,
¡Qué padre está la película! That means, "that movie was so cool!"
¡Qué padre la pasamos! Which means, “we had a great time (or cool time)!"
4. ándale "come on, chop-chop, that's right"
This word ándale literally means “walk,” but you can use it to mean “come on, hurry up.”
When you want to ask someone to hurry up while doing something, you can simply say ándale.
For example, Ándale, apúrate con el trabajo means "Come on, hurry up with work."
You can also use this to mean “that's right.” When you agree with your friend, you can say ándale.
5. a morir "very much"
When you see a lot of people or a lot of something, you can use this word.
A morir, it means “very much,” or literally “until death.”
For example, if you have more projects than you can handle, you could say,
Tengo proyectos a morir en la universidad. this means "I have a lot of projects to do in the university."
But you can also use this expression to say something lovely, for example, te quiero morir, meaning “I love you to death.”
6. no manches "no kidding, oh my God"
Here we have no manches, which means "no kidding,” or “oh my God;” it literally means “do not stain.”
When you have to express disbelief or surprise in a very informal setting, you can use as slang.
For example, you can use it as,
¡No manches! ¿Cómo pudiste comer tanto? This means, "Oh my God! How could you eat so much?"
7. crudo, cruda "hangover"
I don't drink that much, but when you know someone or see someone that drinks a lot, you can say this word and remember it, crudo or cruda. If you see a friend of yours that has a hangover, you can say,
Tacos en la mañana ayudan con la cruda. This means "Tacos in the morning help with the hangover."
Or if you drink a lot last night, you can say Ando bien cruda, that means “I’m so hungover.”
Okay! That's all about Common Slang Expressions, and if you really want to become fluent and speak Spanish in the very first lesson, go to SpanishPod101.com. I'll see you there next time, hasta la próxima!

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Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Which expression do you like the most?

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Sunday at 2:06 am
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Hola Linda,


Thank you for your question.

You can say "que extraña (o)" or " que extraño", but there is no direct translation since its a phrase.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Linda S
Friday at 5:35 am
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dear "C",

No manches! Thats a trip

.Wonder how to say that in spanish?

Good to know we cant translate word for word...


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Monday at 6:33 am
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Hola Eli,


Thank you for sharing.

"te quiero a morir" is not something bad to say, is like saying "I love you a lot."

"I love for you to die" is "quiero que mueras."

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Monday at 11:58 am
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Hola Adam,


Thank you for participating.

Muy bien! Please let us know if you have any question or doubt.

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Saludos,

Carla

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Eli
Wednesday at 11:41 pm
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So I thought Te quiero a morir, was cute to say to my boyfriend until he said that it actually means "I love for you to die"... He was actually upset, while I didn't mean to make him upset. :(

Adam
Friday at 12:34 am
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que padre es mi favorito

SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 2:01 pm
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Hola C,


Thank you for your comment.

Google translator can help you a lot, but it's not always accurate with s sentences.

Please let us know if you have any question or doubt.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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C
Friday at 7:41 am
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I sometimes like to use Google translate to help me... when I translated "Tengo proyectos a morir en la universidad", it transalted as "I have plans to die in college" 😅


Que onda is my favorite!