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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Expressions Used Between Friends
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 9. In this lesson you'll learn Expressions Used Between Friends.
Eric: Naturally, you can use any of the expressions from this series between friends, but these four will be pretty useful in your daily life.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Eric: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Anna: mala pata
Anna: apuntarse
Anna: pirarse
Anna: ser la caña
Eric: Anna, what's our first expression?
Anna: mala pata
Eric: literally meaning "bad leg." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "bad luck."
Anna: [SLOW] mala pata [NORMAL] mala pata
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: mala pata
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when somebody tries to do something but the result is not good at all. It's easier if you translate it as "bad luck."
Anna: Usually it goes with the verb “tener”.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Hay que tener mala pata para que te dejen plantado tres veces seguidas. [SLOW] Hay que tener mala pata para que te dejen plantado tres veces seguidas.
Eric: "You must be very unlucky since you've been stood up three times in a row."
Anna: [NORMAL] Hay que tener mala pata para que te dejen plantado tres veces seguidas.
Eric: Okay, what's the next expression?
Anna: apuntarse
Eric: literally meaning "to sign up." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "to join."
Anna: [SLOW] apuntarse [NORMAL] apuntarse
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: apuntarse
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you agree on joining somebody when they ask you to go with them somewhere.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] ¿Te apuntas a salir de fiesta esta noche? [SLOW] ¿Te apuntas a salir de fiesta esta noche?
Eric: "Are you coming out to party tonight?"
Anna: [NORMAL] ¿Te apuntas a salir de fiesta esta noche?
Eric: Okay, what's our next expression?
Anna: pirarse
Eric: When it's used as a slang expression it means "to leave."
Anna: [SLOW] pirarse [NORMAL] pirarse
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: pirarse
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to someone leaving a place in an informal context.
Eric : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Se piró sin despedirse. [SLOW] Se piró sin despedirse.
Eric: "He left without saying goodbye."
Anna: [NORMAL] Se piró sin despedirse.
Eric: Okay, what's the last expression?
Anna: ser la caña
Eric: literally meaning "being the cane." But when it's used as a slang expression it means "be the best,” “be funny,” or “to enjoy something."
Anna: [SLOW] ser la caña [NORMAL] ser la caña
Eric: Listeners, please repeat.
Anna: ser la caña
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Use this slang expression when you describe something very funny or awesome to you. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Anna: [NORMAL] Este restaurante es la caña, sirven platos deliciosos. [SLOW] Este restaurante es la caña, sirven platos deliciosos.
Eric: "This restaurant is the best, they have delicious plates."
Anna: [NORMAL] Este restaurante es la caña, sirven platos deliciosos.
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 go with your friends on a trip they just planned.
Anna: apuntarse
Eric: "to join"
Eric: Do something with good expectations and end up with the opposite result.
Anna: mala pata
Eric: "bad luck"
Eric: Your friend praises your mother, as to him she is funny.
Anna: ser la caña
Eric: "be the best, be funny, to enjoy something"
Eric: Your sister left the party without saying anything.
Anna: pirarse
Eric: "to leave"

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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