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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Slang for Common Words
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 4. In this lesson you'll learn Slang for Common Words.
Eric: Spanish people tend to talk fast, and doing that means we end up using shorter words to talk about different things.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: finde
Anna: tele
Anna: caña
Anna: piti
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: finde
Eric: literally meaning "end-of.” It is an abbreviation of
Anna: fin de semana.
Eric: So when it's used as a slang expression it means "weekend."
Anna: [SLOW] finde [NORMAL] finde
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: finde
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to the weekend in a colloquial situation.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] ¿Qué harás este finde? [SLOW] ¿Qué harás este finde?
Eric: "What are you gonna do on the weekend?"
Anna: [NORMAL] ¿Qué harás este finde?
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: tele
Eric: literally meaning "TV". As you can guess, this is the shortened form of "television."
Anna: [SLOW] tele [NORMAL] tele
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: tele
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this word when you want to say "televisión" in a more casual way, and in an informal speech.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] No encuentro el mando de la tele. [SLOW] No encuentro el mando de la tele.
Eric: "I can't find the TV remote."
Anna: [NORMAL] No encuentro el mando de la tele.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: caña
Eric: literally meaning "cane." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "glass of draft beer."
Anna: [SLOW] caña [NORMAL] caña
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: caña
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you go to a bar and want to drink a glass of draft beer. You can give your order to the waiter by saying -
Anna: Una caña, por favor.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Ayer fui a tomar unas cañas con mis amigos. [SLOW] Ayer fui a tomar unas cañas con mis amigos.
Eric: "Yesterday, I went to drink some beers with my friends."
Anna: [NORMAL] Ayer fui a tomar unas cañas con mis amigos.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: piti
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "a cigarette."
Anna: [SLOW] piti [NORMAL] piti
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: piti
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to ask for a cigarette in an informal setting.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Oye tío, ¿tienes un piti? [SLOW] Oye tío, ¿tienes un piti?
Eric: "Hey dude, do you have a cigarette?"
Anna: [NORMAL] Oye tío, ¿tienes un piti?
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: What’s going on on this TV show?
Anna: tele
Eric: "television"
Eric: What are you doing over the weekend?
Anna: finde
Eric: "weekend"
Eric: I ran out of cigarettes.
Anna: pitis
Eric: "a cigarette"
Eric: What would you like to order?
Anna: caña
Eric: "glass of draft beer"

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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