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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 23. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions From the Northern States of Mexico.
Eric: Be aware that if you use these in the metropolitan area or the south, people might not understand.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: lonche
Laura: birria
Laura: pichar
Laura: pocho, pocha
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: lonche
Eric: This word comes from the English word "lunch." But it has the Spanish pronunciation and spelling. When it's used as a slang expression it means "lunch, sandwich."
Laura: [SLOW] lonche [NORMAL] lonche
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: lonche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say "sandwich" or "lunchtime."
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Traje lonche al trabajo. [SLOW] Traje lonche al trabajo.
Eric: "I brought lunch to work."
Laura: [NORMAL] Traje lonche al trabajo.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: birria
Eric: This word comes from the English word "beer." but it has the Spanish pronunciation and spelling. When it's used as a slang expression it means "beer."
Laura: [SLOW] birria [NORMAL] birria
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: birria
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say "beer" in an informal setting.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Pásame una birria. [SLOW] Pásame una birria.
Eric: "Pass me a beer."
Laura: [NORMAL] Pásame una birria.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: pichar
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "to buy something for someone."
Laura: [SLOW] pichar [NORMAL] pichar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: pichar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when someone buys something for someone else without expecting to get paid back. It is mainly used for cheap objects.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] ¿Me puedes pichar un dulce? [SLOW] ¿Me puedes pichar un dulce?
Eric: "Can you buy a candy for me?"
Laura: [NORMAL] ¿Me puedes pichar un dulce?
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: pocho, pocha
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "Americanized Mexican person or thing."
Laura: [SLOW] pocho, pocha [NORMAL] pocho, pocha
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: pocho, pocha
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say that a Mexican person has been culturally "Americanized", and perhaps speaks Spanglish. A thing can also be Americanized, such as food or words that are a mix between Spanish and English.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Mi primo regresó bien pocho de su intercambio a los Estados Unidos. [SLOW] Mi primo regresó bien pocho de su intercambio a los Estados Unidos.
Eric: "My cousin came back very ‘Americanized’ after his exchange program to the United States."
Laura: [NORMAL] Mi primo regresó bien pocho de su intercambio a los Estados Unidos.
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: It’s Saturday night, you might want to grab a..
Laura: birria
Eric: "beer"
Eric: It’s noon already, did you bring your..
Laura: lonche
Eric: "lunch, sandwich"
Eric: People who use English words instead of their Spanish equivalent, might be called..
Laura: pocho, pocha
Eric: "Americanized Mexican person or thing"
Eric: Your nephew is always asking you to buy him something from the store.
Laura: pichar
Eric: "to buy something for someone"

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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