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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 6. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions to Alert Someone.
Eric: Be sure to recognize these in case someone is giving you the heads up.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Laura: comper
Laura: aguas
Laura: ojo
Laura: trucha
Eric: Laura, what's our first expression?
Laura: comper
Eric: It is an abbreviation for,
Laura: con permiso,
Eric: meaning "with permission" or "excuse me." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "coming through."
Laura: [SLOW] comper [NORMAL] comper
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: comper
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to tell people that you are coming through. It is an informal way of saying "Excuse me". Be careful when you use this word because it is informal and shouldn't be used with older people or in formal situations.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Comper, voy a pasar. [SLOW] Comper, voy a pasar.
Eric: "Excuse me, coming through."
Laura: [NORMAL] Comper, voy a pasar.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Laura: aguas
Eric: literally meaning "waters." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "be careful, watch out."
Laura: [SLOW] aguas [NORMAL] aguas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: aguas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to catch someone's attention to alert them or make them attentive. Be careful when you use this word as it is seen as childish and very informal, and it should not be used with older people.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡Aguas! Casi pisas un charco. [SLOW] ¡Aguas! Casi pisas un charco.
Eric: "Watch out! You almost stepped in a puddle."
Laura: [NORMAL] ¡Aguas! Casi pisas un charco.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Laura: ojo
Eric: literally meaning "eye." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "watch out."
Laura: [SLOW] ojo [NORMAL] ojo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: ojo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to ask someone to be careful about something, to keep an eye out or to watch out.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Ojo con la salsa que está picosa. [SLOW] Ojo con la salsa que está picosa.
Eric: "Be careful with the salsa, it's hot."
Laura: [NORMAL] Ojo con la salsa que está picosa.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Laura: trucha
Eric: literally meaning "trout." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to be careful, to be alert."
Laura: [SLOW] trucha [NORMAL] trucha
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Laura: trucha
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to describe someone as "alert" or "ready."
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Laura: [NORMAL] Ponte trucha cuando manejes en la noche. [SLOW] Ponte trucha cuando manejes en la noche.
Eric: "Be alert when you drive at night."
Laura: [NORMAL] Ponte trucha cuando manejes en la noche.
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: You are walking down the street with a friend and she is about to step on a banana skin.
Laura: aguas
Eric: "be careful, watch out"
Eric: You are in the middle of a subway car and your stop is next. This is what you would say to the people in your way.
Laura: comper
Eric: "coming through"
Eric: Your friend is about to go home walking alone at night. You would ask him to be..
Laura: trucha
Eric: "to be careful, to be alert"
Eric: You are in a car and you are not sure if the driver saw the light changing to yellow.
Laura: ojo
Eric: "watch out"

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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