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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 22. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Used Between Friends.
Eric: Naturally, you can use any of the expressions from this series between friends, but these four are particularly warm.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: qué rollo
Laura: carnal
Laura: cotorreo
Laura: ser uña y mugre
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: qué rollo
Eric: literally meaning "what roll." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "what's up, hello."
Laura: [SLOW] qué rollo [NORMAL] qué rollo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: qué rollo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to greet people informally. The word rollo literally means "roll," but when used to greet people, it’s the equivalent of the English slang "What's up?" Be careful when you use this word; if you use it in formal encounters or with older people, they could get offended.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Hola, ¿qué rollo, cómo estas? [SLOW] Hola, ¿qué rollo, cómo estas?
Eric: "Hello, what's up? How are you?"
Laura: [NORMAL] Hola, ¿qué rollo, cómo estas?
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: carnal
Eric: This word can be defined literally as “something related to meat”. But when it's used as a slang expression it means "brother."
Laura: [SLOW] carnal [NORMAL] carnal
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: carnal
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to call your close friends or brothers "dude," as a friendly way refer to them.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Mi carnal se va a ir a la universidad. [SLOW] Mi carnal se va a ir a la universidad.
Eric: "My brother is going to university."
Laura: [NORMAL] Mi carnal se va a ir a la universidad.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: cotorreo
Eric: literally meaning "parrot talk." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to chatter."
Laura: [SLOW] cotorreo [NORMAL] cotorreo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: cotorreo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to describe a conversation or the act of "talking" that is in jest or about gossip.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Era puro cotorreo acerca del trabajo extra. [SLOW] Era puro cotorreo acerca del trabajo extra.
Eric: "It was just joking about the extra work."
Laura: [NORMAL] Era puro cotorreo acerca del trabajo extra.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: ser uña y mugre
Eric: literally meaning "to be nail and grime." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to be close friends, to be always together, to be "tight" with someone, thick as thieves."
Laura: [SLOW] ser uña y mugre [NORMAL] ser uña y mugre
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: ser uña y mugre
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that two people are very good friends and that they spend a lot of time together.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Mis primos son uña y mugre. [SLOW] Mis primos son uña y mugre.
Eric: "My cousins are thick as thieves."
Laura: [NORMAL] Mis primos son uña y mugre.
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: He is always there for you, you might call him..
Laura: carnal
Eric: "brother"
Eric: Walking at the mall, you come across your friend. You might greet him..
Laura: qué rollo
Eric: "what's up, hello"
Eric: That friend with whom you have been together since junior high school. It can be said you guys are..
Laura: ser uña y mugre
Eric: "to be close friends, to be always together, to be "tight" with someone, thick as thieves"
Eric: During the lunch break, you are and your coworkers get to enjoy some..
Laura: cotorreo
Eric: "to chatter"

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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