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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 18. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Related to Giving a Good Impression.
Eric: By learning how to use these expressions in a conversation, someone will feel more open to using them with you!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: carita
Laura: barbero, barbera
Laura: apantallar
Laura: darle al clavo
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: carita
Eric: literally meaning "small face." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "good looking."
Laura: [SLOW] carita [NORMAL] carita
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: carita
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that a man has a cute but very good looking face.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Yo pienso que él es bien carita. [SLOW] Yo pienso que él es bien carita.
Eric: "I think he is good looking."
Laura: [NORMAL] Yo pienso que él es bien carita.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: barbero, barbera
Eric: literally meaning "barber." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "sweet-talker."
Laura: [SLOW] barbero, barbera [NORMAL] barbero, barbera
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: barbero, barbera
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to describe someone that tries to get something from people by sweet-talking or bribing in a subtle way with actions or gifts.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Es bien barbero con el jefe. [SLOW] Es bien barbero con el jefe.
Eric: "He is always trying to get on the boss' good side."
Laura: [NORMAL] Es bien barbero con el jefe.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: apantallar
Eric: literally meaning "to put in a screen." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to amaze, to impress."
Laura: [SLOW] apantallar [NORMAL] apantallar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: apantallar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express amazement.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Te voy a apantallar con mi solo de guitarra. [SLOW] Te voy a apantallar con mi solo de guitarra.
Eric: "I will blow your mind with my guitar solo."
Laura: [NORMAL] Te voy a apantallar con mi solo de guitarra.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: darle al clavo
Eric: literally meaning "strike the nail." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "strike home, to be right."
Laura: [SLOW] darle al clavo [NORMAL] darle al clavo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: darle al clavo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that someone said something correct.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡Le diste al clavo! [SLOW] ¡Le diste al clavo!
Eric: "You were right!"
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡Le diste al clavo!
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: Your coworker knows exactly what to say to delight his clients, you might call him..
Laura: barbero, barbera
Eric: "sweet-talker"
Eric: Someone that looks just like a magazine cover..
Laura: carita
Eric: "good looking"
Eric: You just got the point, and explained it smoothly..
Laura: darle al clavo
Eric: "strike home, to be right"
Eric: After a perfect job interview, you are sure you have..
Laura: apantallar
Eric: "to amaze, to impress"

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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