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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Expressions Used as Adverbs
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 22. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Used as Adverbs.
Eric: These are adverbial expressions that will become really useful in your daily life and improve your sentences.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: cada dos por tres
Anna: de sol a sol
Anna: de cajón
Anna: estar en el quinto pino
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: cada dos por tres
Eric: literally meaning "every two for three." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "every now and then."
Anna: [SLOW] cada dos por tres [NORMAL] cada dos por tres
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: cada dos por tres
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when an action is done repeatedly and becomes tiring.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Cada dos por tres ponen anuncios en la tele. [SLOW] Cada dos por tres ponen anuncios en la tele.
Eric: "There are constantly commercials on TV."
Anna: [NORMAL] Cada dos por tres ponen anuncios en la tele.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: de sol a sol
Eric: literally meaning "from sun to sun." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "from dawn until dusk."
Anna: [SLOW] de sol a sol [NORMAL] de sol a sol
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: de sol a sol
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you do something all day long, almost without stopping. Usually it's used for actions like working or training.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Trabaja de sol a sol sin descansar. [SLOW] Trabaja de sol a sol sin descansar.
Eric: "He works from sunrise to sunset without taking a break."
Anna: [NORMAL] Trabaja de sol a sol sin descansar.
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: de cajón
Eric: literally meaning "of drawer." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "obvious."
Anna: [SLOW] de cajón [NORMAL] de cajón
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: de cajón
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when talking about something that's obvious.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Sabía de cajón que lo ibas a conseguir. [SLOW] Sabía de cajón que lo ibas a conseguir.
Eric: "I knew that you could do it, obviously."
Anna: [NORMAL] Sabía de cajón que lo ibas a conseguir.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: estar en el quinto pino
Eric: literally meaning "be in the fifth pine." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to be very far away."
Anna: [SLOW] estar en el quinto pino [NORMAL] estar en el quinto pino
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: estar en el quinto pino
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to emphasize that something is really far from somewhere.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Mi pueblo está en el quinto pino. [SLOW] Mi pueblo está en el quinto pino.
Eric: "My town is far, far away."
Anna: [NORMAL] Mi pueblo está en el quinto pino.
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 give your everything on a task to finish it on time, all day.
Anna: de sol a sol
Eric: "from dawn until dusk"
Eric: You are tired of hearing your son asking for the same thing every time he has the opportunity.
Anna: cada dos por tres
Eric: "every now and then"
Eric: When you go to do a little trip that is really far away from your home.
Anna: estar en el quinto pino
Eric: "to be very far away"
Eric: You are sure about something.
Anna: de cajón
Eric: "obvious"

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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