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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 3. In this lesson you'll learn Common Expressions Used by Teenagers.
Eric: It's good for you to learn the meanings of these in case you hear them, but unless you are a teenager, it's better not to use them. It might sound a bit childish!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: de panzaso
Laura: te pasas
Laura: o sea
Laura: me choca
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: de panzaso
Eric: literally meaning "on the stomach." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "nearly fail, get through or pass by a hair."
Laura: [SLOW] de panzaso [NORMAL] de panzaso
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: de panzaso
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that you barely got through a situation.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Pasé mi examen de panzaso. [SLOW] Pasé mi examen de panzaso.
Eric: "I passed my exam by a hair. "
Laura: [NORMAL] Pasé mi examen de panzaso.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: te pasas
Eric: literally meaning "you pass." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "you have crossed the line, you are too much."
Laura: [SLOW] te pasas [NORMAL] te pasas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: te pasas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to tell someone that you are surprised or can't believe what they did. Be careful when you use it to people older than you as it is used in very informal settings and can be used to express negative disbelief.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Te pasas. No debiste haber hecho eso. [SLOW] Te pasas. No debiste haber hecho eso.
Eric: "You crossed the line. You shouldn't have done that."
Laura: [NORMAL] Te pasas. No debiste haber hecho eso.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: o sea
Eric: literally meaning "or is." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "I mean, oh wow, for real?."
Laura: [SLOW] o sea [NORMAL] o sea
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: o sea
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to add more information or expand further on what you said. It has many uses, but is commonly used with sarcasm to ask "What do you mean" or to say "For real?" Be careful to not use this word other than in very informal situations, as most Mexicans dislike hearing it.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] O sea, ¿que te pasó? [SLOW] O sea, ¿que te pasó?
Eric: "Oh wow, what happened to you?"
Laura: [NORMAL] O sea, ¿que te pasó?
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: me choca
Eric: literally meaning "it crashes with me." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "it bothers me."
Laura: [SLOW] me choca [NORMAL] me choca
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: me choca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say that something bothers you.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Me choca cuando no hay internet. [SLOW] Me choca cuando no hay internet.
Eric: "It annoys me when there is no Internet."
Laura: [NORMAL] Me choca cuando no hay internet.
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 just arrived twenty minutes late to class.
Laura: te pasas
Eric: "you have crossed the line, you are too much"
Eric: The test was too difficult. You might have passed.. .
Laura: de panzaso
Eric: "nearly fail, get through or pass by a hair"
Eric: You just found out that you forgot your locker’s key.
Laura: me choca
Eric: "it bothers me"
Eric: Your classmate just dyed her hair green..
Laura: o sea
Eric: "I mean, oh wow, for real?"

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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