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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Expressions with the Verb Ir
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 16. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions with the Verb Ir.
Eric: See the different meanings that this verb can get by just changing the words that follow.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: ir a tu bola
Anna: ir de buenas
Anna: ir a toda pastilla
Anna: ir de sobrado
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: ir a tu bola
Eric: literally meaning "go to your ball." But when used as a slang expression it means "do what one wants, mess around."
Anna: [SLOW] ir a tu bola [NORMAL] ir a tu bola
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: ir a tu bola
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when somebody does whatever they want or is messing around. For example, you're in the middle of a match and you don't listen to the coach’s instructions.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Andrea siempre va a su bola. [SLOW] Andrea siempre va a su bola.
Eric: "Andrea always does whatever she wants."
Anna: [NORMAL] Andrea siempre va a su bola.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: ir de buenas
Eric: literally meaning "go of goods." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to try to seem nice."
Anna: [SLOW] ir de buenas [NORMAL] ir de buenas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: ir de buenas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you feel that somebody is overreacting, or being too nice. Also, when somebody who, before, didn't seem too cooperative, but has suddenly changed.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Manuel va de buenas, pero sé que trama algo. [SLOW] Manuel va de buenas, pero sé que trama algo.
Eric: "Manuel tries to be nice, but I know that he has something in mind."
Anna: [NORMAL] Manuel va de buenas, pero sé que trama algo.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: ir a toda pastilla
Eric: literally meaning "to go at every pill." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to go very fast."
Anna: [SLOW] ir a toda pastilla [NORMAL] ir a toda pastilla
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: ir a toda pastilla
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when somebody is doing something very fast.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Si quieres llegar a tiempo, tienes que ir a toda pastilla. [SLOW] Si quieres llegar a tiempo, tienes que ir a toda pastilla.
Eric: "If you want to be on time, you have to go very fast."
Anna: [NORMAL] Si quieres llegar a tiempo, tienes que ir a toda pastilla.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: ir de sobrado
Eric: literally meaning "go left over." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to be full of oneself, narcissistic."
Anna: [SLOW] ir de sobrado [NORMAL] ir de sobrado
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: ir de sobrado
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to talk about somebody who is very egocentric and full of himself. It can be used to describe people who think they are better than others.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] José va de sobrado por la vida, pero en realidad no sabe nada. [SLOW] José va de sobrado por la vida, pero en realidad no sabe nada.
Eric: "José is full of himself, but in fact he doesn't know anything."
Anna: [NORMAL] José va de sobrado por la vida, pero en realidad no sabe nada.
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: Your enemy tries to make peace with you.
Anna: ir de buenas
Eric: "to try to seem nice"
Eric: I did teach my dog how to obey me, but he pretends that he has forgotten everything.
Anna: ir a tu bola
Eric: "do what one wants, mess around"
Eric: She thinks she can score more points than me without knowing anything about me.
Anna: ir de sobrado
Eric: "to be full of oneself, narcissistic"
Eric: Make the taxi go faster.
Anna: ir a toda pastilla
Eric: "to go very fast"

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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