Day 17: Chavo/Morro/Huerco/Ruco

Chavo or Chava, is the slang way to refer to an unknown young man or woman. It isnt disrespectful nor vulgar, its a very playful word that you can use in front of anyone. the same its the case for morro/huerco, but with small children, and the slang word for old people its ruco or ruca, but this one its a little stronger, and some might find it disrespectful to call and elder this way. Is mostly used by young people to speak about them when the older people isnt  there. Some men also can call mi ruca or mi vieja (old lady) to their partner when they are with their friends.

El morro/huerco corre por el parque – The small child runs trough the park
Esa chava es muy bonita – That girl is really pretty
Mi ruca me abandono – Mi girl left me
Ese ruco siempre esta enojado – that old man is always angry.

Lately, people on the internet made a mix of chavo and ruco to refer to this adults that act like if they still are teenagers. They call them “chavorucos”, and while is kinda silly, is worth metioning because if you travel to Mexico, you may hear this.

I hope you have learned something new, about the spanish that real Mexicans talk on their everyday life.

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Day 16: Me vale

Me vale literally means “I dont care”. To make the expression stronger, we add certain words, like, madre (mother), verga, un pepino (a cucumber), and many others, but the main meaning remains the same.

Ex.

Tu ex novia ya trae un nuevo novio. Me vale madre.
Your ex girlfriend already has a new boyfriend. I don’t care.

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Day 15: Albur

An albur is a pun or a double entendre that  usually (but not always) carries sexual undertones. it’s usually a clever joke used to disarm you, and give you a spoken punch in the face, while still remaining playful and friendly, that is mostly used between close male friends. However, its use is considered rude or distasteful when not amongst friends, especially when in the presence of women.
Example of an “albur”

(someone is giving you a beer to hold for him) Agarramela/Take it (Then he grabs his crotch) This one? /¿esta?

You can also use albur as a verb, “alburear”, to say you are making a dirty joke at the expense of someone else.

¿como te llamas?/¿Whats your name?
Benito Camelo (Wich means “Come and touch mine” because “ Ven y tocamelo” sounds the same)
No se llama asi, te esta albureando/ Thats not his name, he is joking with you.

I will probably make a list of “albures” with their explanations after I finish the most used slang words list, so keep on checking this blog if you want to know more about this topic.

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Day 14: Gringo

This is a word you must already know, if you are an American. Gringo is the slang word Mexicans use to refer to the people of your country. Theres many colorful stories about this one. One says that during the Mexican American war from 1846-1848, American soldiers sang a song with the lyrics “green grows…” in the beginning, while they were marching. Other one says that some people said “Green go home” to the soldiers, who were dressed in color green, and there are many others, but none has been proven true, and might be only legends passed on by people.

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Day 13: Cabrón

The word cabra refers to a female goat, and the word cabron, to the male. Because of this, we call cabrón, or cabrona, to someone who is being cheated on by his or her romantic partner, while its almost never used this way, and we can used it to express someone is very tough or skillfull in something, or as a stronger replacement of “wey” with close friends. It also can mean someone is an asshole or a dick.

Ganamos el juego, por que somos bien cabrones.
We won the game because we are very tough.

¿Que pedo, cabrón?
Whats up dude (to a close friend)

Ese cabrón me cobro caro, y ni siquiera hizo un buen trabajo.
That asshole charged me a lot, and didnt even do a good job.

I hope you have learned something new, about the spanish that real Mexicans talk on their everyday life.

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Day 12: Pistear

Pistear means “to drink alcohol”. And the word pisto, means “alcohol”, mostly beer.  Legends say this word comes from “pista de baile” (dance floor) because years ago, when Mexican youths were to dance, they also were drinking, and probably some drunk kid who is now plus 40 years old tought it was cool to say that. Of course, nobody can know if this is true, but its a fun story notheless.

Vamos a comprar pisto
Lets go buy some beer

Vamos a pistear
Lets go drink

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Day 11: We/Wey/Gûey/Gûe

This word comes from a deformation of the word “buey” (Ox), and it just means “dude” in spanish. Its used everywhere and by everyone, no matter age, gender or social status, but mostly with close friends.

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Day 10: Chale

Chale it’s a very simple word, and its used to express disappointment, or disagreement about something someone just tell you. It also can be used as a slang form to say you are sorry something happened to someone.

¿quieres ver la nueva pelicula de superman? Chale, si a mi ni me gustan las películas de superhéroes
Wanna see the new Superman movie? No, i dont even like superhero movies.

Vamos por una cerveza? No puedo, estoy de viaje. Chale. Pues avísame cuando regreses para ir por una

Wanna go for a beer? I can´t, Im not on the city.I see –dissapoinment-. Tell me when you come back, so we can go out for one.

Atropellaron a mi perro. Chale we. Lo siento
My dog got run over by a car. Damn dude. I’m sorry

I hope you have learned something new, about the spanish that real Mexicans talk on their everyday life.

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Day 9: Puto/Puta

Puto is a pretty popular word. If you like soccer, and have seen the México team playing, you can hear the cheering fans shouting “puuuuuuto” to the rival team. What puto really means its “fagget”, but its almost never used with homophobic purposes, while I can’t say the exact same about the femenine of it, wich its almost always used to be disrespectful about women, because puta literally means whore.

Anyway, we call puto to our best friend because we love him.  We call puto to the one who is trying to steal something we own, because we are angry with him. We yell “puto” to someone who makes us mad. We make fun of someone who is scared of something, by calling him puto. We even laugh at ourselves and say we were very “putos” because we didn’t had the corage to do something. Theres a famous song by Mexican band Molotov, called puto.  A lucky person is a puto, as its a puto who beats us on a game.

Puto it’s a daily used word, and it means whatever the Mexican wants it to mean. Here everybody is a puto from time to time, and theres no escape to it, its part of the culture, even while you don’t notice, in México, someone calls you puto in his mind at least a few times a day, and I wrote this for you to understand, that there is nothing wrong with it because 90% of the times, it’s not used with homophobic or antagonic purposses.

Ex:

La puta vida
This damn life

Que pedo, puto?
Whats up dude (to a very close friend)

No se subio a la montaña rusa, por puto.
He didnt got in the rollercoaster, because he was afraid.
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Day 8: Chafa

It means something is cheaply made, of bad quality, or not a branded product. Ex.

This car sucks. It has broken twice since I bought it, and that was a monthy ago.

Esta carro esta muy chafa. Se ha descompuesto dos veces desde que lo compre, y eso fue hace un mes.

I hope you have learned something new, about the spanish that real Mexicans talk on their everyday life.

If you want to improve your Spanish, I also give tutoring lessons on skype using this page that host many teachers from all over the world, and while I don’t really do grammar, I can help with conversation and doubts about the language. Also, if you are interested in any language besides spanish, there are teachers and tutors for any language there.

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