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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 06:30 PM
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Which expression do you like the most?

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Hola John C,


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John C
Monday at 10:50 AM
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That was really great. As a fluent reader (not listener or speaker), hearing local/slang phrases really helps me get to get more confident in speaking Spanish.

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Hi Aliyah,


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Cheers,😄

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Aliyah
Thursday at 09:33 AM
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The audio for examples is in English. Just letting you know;)

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Hola Nikki,


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Nia Jones
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Not Castellano.

Nikki
Saturday at 06:18 AM
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Hola!


que padre y andale son mis favoritas.


I hope this is correct :-)

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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.

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Linda S
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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...