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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome to SpanishPod101.com. I'm Eric.
Laura: And I'm Laura!
Eric: This is Must-Know Mexican Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson you'll learn Some of the Most Common Slang Expressions in Mexico.
Eric: These are the expressions you'll hear around any Mexican city as part of the interactions in daily life.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: qué onda
Laura: ¿mande?
Laura: qué padre
Laura: ándale
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: qué onda
Eric: literally meaning "what wave." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "what's up, hello."
Laura: [SLOW] qué onda [NORMAL] qué onda
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: qué onda
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to greet somebody. Be careful when you use this phrase because it’s very informal, and should only be used with people that are friends.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Qué onda. ¿A dónde vas? [SLOW] Qué onda. ¿A dónde vas?
Eric: "What's up, where are you going?"
Laura: [NORMAL] Qué onda. ¿A dónde vas?
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: ¿mande?
Eric: literally meaning "order me." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "excuse me, what did you say?"
Laura: [SLOW] ¿mande? [NORMAL] ¿mande?
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: ¿mande?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want someone to repeat what they said or as a response to someone calling out to you, letting them know that they now have your attention.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] ¿Mande? ¿Me dijiste algo? [SLOW] ¿Mande? ¿Me dijiste algo?
Eric: "What? Did you say something to me?"
Laura: [NORMAL] ¿Mande? ¿Me dijiste algo?
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: qué padre
Eric: literally meaning "what a father." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "cool, that's cool."
Laura: [SLOW] qué padre [NORMAL] qué padre
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: qué padre
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express in an informal way that something is cool or great. This phrase is used in a friendly, informal setting.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡Qué padre está la película! [SLOW] ¡Qué padre está la película!
Eric: "The movie is great!"
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡Qué padre está la película!
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: ándale
Eric: literally meaning "walk." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "come on, chop-chop, that's right."
Laura: [SLOW] ándale [NORMAL] ándale
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: ándale
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to ask someone to hurry up doing something. It can also be used to agree with what someone else just said.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Ándale, apúrate con el trabajo. [SLOW] Ándale, apúrate con el trabajo.
Eric: "Come on, hurry up with work."
Laura: [NORMAL] Ándale, apúrate con el trabajo.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Eric: Someone just said something that you didn’t understand.
Laura: ¿mande?
Eric: "excuse me, what did you say?"
Eric: You have come across your friend on the street.
Laura: qué onda
Eric: "what's up, hello"
Eric: Someone just said exactly what you are thinking.
Laura: ándale
Eric: "come on, chop-chop, that's right"
Eric: Your friend just showed you her new laptop, and she looks very excited about it.
Laura: qué padre
Eric: "cool, that's cool"

Outro

Eric: There you have it; you have mastered four Mexican Spanish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at SpanishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Laura: Hasta pronto.

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