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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Expressions Used as Verbs
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 21. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Used as Verbs.
Eric: Keep in mind that just like any other Spanish verb, these expressions follow the same -ar ending verb conjugation rules.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: chapar
Anna: cagarla
Anna: molar
Anna: palmar
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: chapar
Eric: literally meaning "plate, veneer." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "closed."
Anna: [SLOW] chapar [NORMAL] chapar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: chapar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you see a closed shop. It's used the same way as you would use the verb
Anna: cerrar,
Eric: but the situation has to be in a very colloquial context.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Cuando llegué al bar era muy tarde y ya estaba chapado. [SLOW] Cuando llegué al bar era muy tarde y ya estaba chapado.
Eric: "When I arrived at the bar, it was very late and it was already closed."
Anna: [NORMAL] Cuando llegué al bar era muy tarde y ya estaba chapado.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: cagarla
Eric: literally meaning "to defecate." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "screw up."
Anna: [SLOW] cagarla [NORMAL] cagarla
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: cagarla
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when things are not going quite well and you or somebody does something that makes things worse. Also, when you make a simple mistake. It's a bit harsh, so be careful not to offend someone when using it.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] La cagué en el examen, dudo que lo apruebe. [SLOW] La cagué en el examen, dudo que lo apruebe.
Eric: "I screwed up on the exam, I don't think I'll pass it."
Anna: [NORMAL] La cagué en el examen, dudo que lo apruebe.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: molar
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "to like something."
Anna: [SLOW] molar [NORMAL] molar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: molar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to express that you have an interest in something or somebody. It's the colloquial way of saying that you like something, but sometimes it has less involvement than liking.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Me mola la chaqueta que lleva Raquel. [SLOW] Me mola la chaqueta que lleva Raquel.
Eric: "I like the jacket that Rachel is wearing."
Anna: [NORMAL] Me mola la chaqueta que lleva Raquel.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: palmar
Eric: literally meaning "palm grove." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to die."
Anna: [SLOW] palmar [NORMAL] palmar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: palmar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when talking in a vulgar way about somebody that has died. Be careful when using this word, and don't use it to talk about people who were near to you. You can use it when talking about fictional characters, or non-living things, such as machines, cars, or phones to express that they stopped working.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Mi ordenador palmó cuando ya tenía medio trabajo escrito. [SLOW] Mi ordenador palmó cuando ya tenía medio trabajo escrito.
Eric: "My computer died when I had already written half of the task."
Anna: [NORMAL] Mi ordenador palmó cuando ya tenía medio trabajo escrito.
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: When you forgot you have to submit an important paper.
Anna: cagarla
Eric: "screw up"
Eric: When you go to the doctor and they cannot see you because it is late.
Anna: chapar
Eric: "closed"
Eric: When your car’s not starting and you find out that the battery is dead.
Anna: palmar
Eric: "to die"
Eric: When you are interested in something.
Anna: molar
Eric: "to like 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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