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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Some of the Most Common Slang Expressions in Spain
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome to SpanishPod101.com. I'm Eric.
Anna: And I'm Anna!
Eric: This is Must-Know Spanish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson you'll learn Some of the Most Common Slang Expressions in Spain.
Eric: These are the expressions you'll hear around any Spanish city as part of the interactions in daily life.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are...
Anna: guay
Anna: buenas
Anna: majo
Anna: chulo
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: guay
Eric: It’s a slang expression that can mean "cool,” or “great." And you can find it in almost every colloquial chat.
Anna: [SLOW] guay [NORMAL] guay
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: guay
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that something is good in a more effusive way.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Qué estuche más guay, ¿dónde lo has comprado? [SLOW] Qué estuche más guay, ¿dónde lo has comprado?
Eric: "What a cool pencil case, where did you buy it?"
Anna: [NORMAL] Qué estuche más guay, ¿dónde lo has comprado?
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: buenas
Eric: literally meaning "good." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "hi,” or “hey."
Anna: [SLOW] buenas [NORMAL] buenas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: buenas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to say "hello" in a more colloquial way.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] ¡Buenas! ¿Cómo te va? [SLOW] ¡Buenas! ¿Cómo te va?
Eric: "Hi! How are you doing?"
Anna: [NORMAL] ¡Buenas! ¿Cómo te va?
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: majo
Eric: literally meaning "nice." But when it's used as a slang expression it can have different meanings such as "nice,” “good-looking” or “hot."
Anna: [SLOW] majo [NORMAL] majo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: majo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you’re referring to someone who is nice to you. But depending on the tone, it could have a good or bad meaning. If you're using it to say something is good, it could be to refer to somebody who is good-looking. But if you use it in a bad way, with a rude tone, it's derogatory.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Está bien majo el nuevo entrenador. [SLOW] Está bien majo el nuevo entrenador.
Eric: "The new trainer is quite hot."
Anna: [NORMAL] Está bien majo el nuevo entrenador.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: chulo
Eric: literally meaning "pimp." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "cool,” or “fancy ."
Anna: [SLOW] chulo [NORMAL] chulo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: chulo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you describe something that you like. Usually for describing things, not people. Some people change the word to
Anna: "chuli"
Eric: to make it sound more cute.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Me encanta la nueva línea de productos ¡es tan chula! [SLOW] Me encanta la nueva línea de productos ¡es tan chula!
Eric: "I love the new line of products. It's so cool!"
Anna: [NORMAL] Me encanta la nueva línea de productos ¡es tan chula!
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 bump into a friend in the street
Anna: ¡Buenas!
Eric: "Hey!"
Eric: You find something terrific.
Anna: guay
Eric: "cool, great"
Eric: Your mom buys you a new laptop and you like it.
Anna: chulo
Eric: "cool, fancy "
Eric: You see someone handsome.
Anna: majo
Eric: "nice, good-looking, hot"

Outro

Eric: There you have it; you have mastered four Iberian 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!
Anna: ¡Hasta la próxima!

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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Hi Brian Littleton,


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?Surprise lesson, thanks so much, gracias muchas