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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SpanishPod101.com. I'm Eric.
Laura: And I'm Laura!
Eric: This is Must-Know Mexican Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 10. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Mainly Said by Men.
Eric: Don't be surprised if you hear a woman using these. Some young women use them between friends while joking around.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: chela
Laura: a grapa
Laura: armar
Laura: al tiro
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: chela
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "beer."
Laura: [SLOW] chela [NORMAL] chela
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: chela
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say "beer" in an informal setting. This expression can be used as verb as well -
Laura: chelear,
Eric: meaning "to grab some beers."
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Pásame una chela. [SLOW] Pásame una chela.
Eric: "Pass me a beer."
Laura: [NORMAL] Pásame una chela.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: a grapa
Eric: literally meaning "staple." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "free."
Laura: [SLOW] a grapa [NORMAL] a grapa
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: a grapa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that something is free in a playful way.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Compré uno y recibí otro a grapa. [SLOW] Compré uno y recibí otro a grapa.
Eric: "I bought one and got another one for free."
Laura: [NORMAL] Compré uno y recibí otro a grapa.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: armar
Eric: literally meaning "assemble." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to make it."
Laura: [SLOW] armar [NORMAL] armar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: armar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that you'll endure or you will go through with something.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] No sé si la vamos a armar con tan poquito dinero. [SLOW] No sé si la vamos a armar con tan poquito dinero.
Eric: "I don't know if we'll make it with this small amount of money."
Laura: [NORMAL] No sé si la vamos a armar con tan poquito dinero.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: al tiro
Eric: literally meaning "to the shot." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "perfect, aggressive, alert."
Laura: [SLOW] al tiro [NORMAL] al tiro
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: al tiro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that someone or something is excellent, aggressive, or alert.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡El concierto estuvo al tiro! [SLOW] ¡El concierto estuvo al tiro!
Eric: "The concert was so cool!"
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡El concierto estuvo al tiro!
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: There is a two-for-one promotion. You just got the second item..
Laura: a grapa
Eric: "free"
Eric: After work, you and your coworkers will go for a..
Laura: chela
Eric: "beer"
Eric: He just had his fourth cup of coffee. He is..
Laura: al tiro
Eric: "perfect, aggressive, alert"
Eric: There has been a difficult situation, but with hard work you will be able to..
Laura: armar
Eric: "to make it"

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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