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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Common Expressions Related to Money, Part 1
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SpanishPod101.com. I'm Eric.
Anna: And I'm Anna!
Eric: This is Must-Know Spanish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 12. In this lesson you'll learn the first set of Common Expressions Related to Money.
Eric: Money! Who cares about it? Everyone, right? Get to know some expressions that will be really helpful for talking about money.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: forrarse
Anna: mangar
Anna: ir a mitas
Anna: quedarse/estar tieso
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: forrarse
Eric: literally meaning "to cover oneself." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "win a lot of money."
Anna: [SLOW] forrarse [NORMAL] forrarse
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: forrarse
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you're referring to someone who gets a lot of money, from their job, the lottery, or commercial transactions.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Hace tiempo era pobre pero ganó la lotería y ahora está forrado. [SLOW] Hace tiempo era pobre pero ganó la lotería y ahora está forrado.
Eric: "Some time ago he was poor but won the lottery and now he is filthy rich."
Anna: [NORMAL] Hace tiempo era pobre pero ganó la lotería y ahora está forrado.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: mangar
Eric: literally meaning "to pinch." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to steal."
Anna: [SLOW] mangar [NORMAL] mangar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: mangar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when somebody has stolen something from you. Be careful when using this word with people who are not too close to you. It has the connotation that the stolen thing isn't really that big a deal.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Dejé el paraguas un segundo solo y ya me lo habían mangado. [SLOW] Dejé el paraguas un segundo solo y ya me lo habían mangado.
Eric: "I left my umbrella alone for a second, and somebody took it."
Anna: [NORMAL] Dejé el paraguas un segundo solo y ya me lo habían mangado.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: ir a mitas
Eric: literally meaning "go at halves." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to go halves in something."
Anna: [SLOW] ir a mitas [NORMAL] ir a mitas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: ir a mitas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to share something with somebody in a fair way, as in half each, if there are two of you, for example. This is usually used when you are paying for something, like a meal. So if you agree on...
Anna: pagar a mitas,
Eric: ...you are going to pay the proportional part that corresponds to you, depending on the number of people.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] ¿Vamos a mitas para la cena? [SLOW] ¿Vamos a mitas para la cena?
Eric: "Shall we go halves for dinner?"
Anna: [NORMAL] ¿Vamos a mitas para la cena?
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: quedarse tieso or estar tieso
Eric: literally meaning "become rigid." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to lose all the money, to be broke."
Anna: [SLOW] quedarse tieso, estar tieso [NORMAL] quedarse tieso, estar tieso
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: quedarse tieso, estar tieso
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when referring to somebody who once had money but lost everything, or if you want to express that you don't have any money in your pockets.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Su negocio hizo bancarrota y se ha quedado tieso. [SLOW] Su negocio hizo bancarrota y se ha quedado tieso.
Eric: "His business went bankrupt and he lost all the money."
Anna: [NORMAL] Su negocio hizo bancarrota y se ha quedado tieso.
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: Somebody stole your sunglasses.
Anna: mangar
Eric: "to steal"
Eric: When somebody makes a lot of money.
Anna: forrarse
Eric: "win a lot of money"
Eric: You go to the slot machine and lose everything.
Anna: quedarse tieso
Eric: "to lose all the money, to be broke"
Eric: You don’t want to pay for your buddy’s meal.
Anna: ir a mitas
Eric: "to go halves in something"

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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