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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Expressions Used as Nouns
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 19. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Used as Nouns.
Eric: Master your Spanish by learning more words that you may hear in colloquial situations, and use them with your friends.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: movida
Anna: viejo
Anna: chollo
Anna: chapuza
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: movida
Eric: literally meaning "a move." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "a commotion, a scene."
Anna: [SLOW] movida [NORMAL] movida
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: movida
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: You can use this slang expression when you describe a messy event, or a fun scene. So it can have a more negative or positive meaning depending on which meaning the speaker wants to use.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] No sé qué pasó pero había una gran movida en la calle. [SLOW] No sé qué pasó pero había una gran movida en la calle.
Eric: "I don't know what happened but there was a big commotion in the street."
Anna: [NORMAL] No sé qué pasó pero había una gran movida en la calle.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: viejo
Eric: literally meaning "old man." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "dad."
Anna: [SLOW] viejo [NORMAL] viejo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: viejo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you're talking about your father. The word for “mom” is
Anna: vieja.
Eric: Be careful when you use this word since some parents don't like being called that.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Lo siento tío, no puedo salir mis viejos no me dejan. [SLOW] Lo siento tío, no puedo salir mis viejos no me dejan.
Eric: "Hey man, I'm sorry, my parents don't let me go out."
Anna: [NORMAL] Lo siento tío, no puedo salir mis viejos no me dejan.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: chollo
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "bargain."
Anna: [SLOW] chollo [NORMAL] chollo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: chollo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you find something really worth it. Usually when we compare price with quality and we find a good deal, that thing is a
Anna: chollo.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Comparado con el vestido de Elena, este bolso de marca es un chollo. [SLOW] Comparado con el vestido de Elena, este bolso de marca es un chollo.
Eric: "Compared with Elena's dress, this bag is a bargain. "
Anna: [NORMAL] Comparado con el vestido de Elena, este bolso de marca es un chollo.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: chapuza
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "poor job, terrible job."
Anna: [SLOW] chapuza [NORMAL] chapuza
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: chapuza
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you try to follow DIY instructions or a tutorial and you ruin it. For example, you want to paint the walls but instead of asking for professional help, you do it yourself and end up getting paint on the furniture. Here you've done a big
Anna: chapuza.
Eric: Be careful when you're using this word because someone who worked hard on something might feel offended.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Menuda chapuza has hecho. [SLOW] Menuda chapuza has hecho.
Eric: "What a poor job you have done."
Anna: [NORMAL] Menuda chapuza has hecho.
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 wanna see the TV but you don’t find the TV remote and you ask your dad for help by shouting.
Anna: viejo
Eric: "dad"
Eric: Last night was so fun, you should have gone.
Anna: movida
Eric: "a commotion, a scene"
Eric: You do a puzzle by forcing the pieces together.
Anna: chapuza
Eric: "poor job, terrible job"
Eric: Everytime you go to a cheap shop and find good deals.
Anna: chollo
Eric: "bargain"

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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