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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 11. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Used as Adjectives.
Eric: Use these adjective-expressions to describe either things or people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: chido, chida
Laura: fresa
Laura: apretado, apretada
Laura: ñoño, ñoña
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: chido, chida
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "cool."
Laura: [SLOW] chido, chida [NORMAL] chido, chida
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: chido, chida
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that you like something, as this word is the equivalent of "cool". You can also use this term to refer to a "cool person."
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Tu carro nuevo está bien chido. [SLOW] Tu carro nuevo está bien chido.
Eric: "Your new car is so cool."
Laura: [NORMAL] Tu carro nuevo está bien chido.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: fresa
Eric: literally meaning "strawberry." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "preppy,” or “a stuck-up rich person."
Laura: [SLOW] fresa [NORMAL] fresa
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: fresa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to describe someone who is rich and has a stuck-up attitude. Although this is a feminine noun, it is used for both males and females.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Su novio es bien fresa. [SLOW] Su novio es bien fresa.
Eric: "Her boyfriend is very preppy."
Laura: [NORMAL] Su novio es bien fresa.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: apretado, apretada
Eric: literally meaning "tight." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "uptight."
Laura: [SLOW] apretado, apretada [NORMAL] apretado, apretada
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: apretado, apretada
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to describe someone as not fun or very serious.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Nunca lo invitamos a las fiestas por apretado. [SLOW] Nunca lo invitamos a las fiestas por apretado.
Eric: "We never invite him to parties for being so uptight."
Laura: [NORMAL] Nunca lo invitamos a las fiestas por apretado.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: ñoño, ñoña
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "mommy's boy, nerd."
Laura: [SLOW] ñoño, ñoña [NORMAL] ñoño, ñoña
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: ñoño, ñoña
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say that someone is whiny and/or clingy with his mother. You can also use this term to refer to a person that loves studying too much, as a synonym of "nerd." Be careful when you use this word as it can be used as a playful term among friends, but people could get offended.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] No seas ñoño y ven a la fiesta. [SLOW] No seas ñoño y ven a la fiesta.
Eric: "Don't be a bore and come to the party."
Laura: [NORMAL] No seas ñoño y ven a la fiesta.
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 that is always showing off.
Laura: fresa
Eric: "preppy, a stuck-up rich person"
Eric: You love their new album, it is..
Laura: chido, chida
Eric: "cool"
Eric: Your roommate stays home on weekends studying.
Laura: ñoño, ñoña
Eric: "mommy's boy, nerd"
Eric: A person that never smiles, and keeps to himself.
Laura: apretado, apretada
Eric: "uptight"

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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