People from mexico are hard workers, so “Chamba”, and “jale” are words you’ll hear a lot, because it’s the slang way to say “job”. When it’s a small job, that last only a few hours or days, people usually call that a “chambita”, and when they say “la chinga”, it also means the job, but what it really means, its “the damn job” because “una chinga” also means when someone beat another person on a fistfight and he ends badly hurt. It’s a methaphorical way to say the job was so hard, that it destroys the person mentally and physically, and its not pleasing at all.
Tengo dinero para salir de fiesta, por que le hice unas chambitas a mi tio. /I have money to go out, because I did some small jobs for my uncle.
Me gusta chambear en esta empresa, por que esta bien relajante el jale. / I really like this company because the work is very relaxing
La chinga estuvo bien cabrona hoy, no me gusta este jale./This damn job was very hard today. I dont like this job.
I hope you have learned something new, about the spanish that real Mexicans talk on their everyday life.
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