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Chilean Spanish Posted by on Jan 7, 2012

I started learning Spanish in 1991 with two friends from high school, Ximena and Ivo. They were from Chile. They had been living in my town for some time and I was amazed that at home they spoke Spanish and in other situations they would speak Portuguese, perfectly! That got me very interested in learning…

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Spanish slang: mogollón Posted by on Dec 12, 2011

Yes, slang is part of our lives and definitely we need to learn some slang words to understand when native speakers use them and, why not, with care, use them ourselves? A very cool slang word is mogollón. Mogollón is basically a big amount of something, oodles of something. It comes from Italian moccobello or…

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Slang much? Posted by on Oct 22, 2009

¡Huy! It’s very hard to talk about slang in Spanish. Do you know why? Just imagine how many differences can be found in US English alone. The same thing happens with Spanish, but in almost 20 countries. So here’s the deal: I found some very cool websites with Spanish slang from lots of countries. If…

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¡Mexicanismos, güey! Posted by on Jun 4, 2009

By now you already know Spanish is spoken in lots of countries and every one of them has their peculiarities. I am a big fan of the Mexican accent and I have found this video where a kid explains the basics for sounding like a Mexican. Here are some words he uses: Güey – dude…

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Real Spanish: Mexican dialogue Posted by on May 7, 2009

If you’re tired of those old textbook dialogues here’s something for you: a real dialogue in Mexican Spanish with lots of interesting vocabulary. And remember, if you have any questions, write to us! Antonio: Ahorita vengo. María: ¿Adónde vas? Antonio: Voy a la farmacia. Necesito unas hojas de afeitar y un rastrillo nuevo. ¿Se te…

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Chilean Spanish Posted by on Jun 26, 2008

I went to high school with two Chilean kids and one year I spent Christmas Eve with their families. I ended up learning some Chilean Spanish expressions. Here are some interesting ones: ¿Cachai? – Do you understand? Get it? Agarrar p’al hueveo/leseo/chuleteo – make fun of someone Al tiro – right away, immediately Año de…

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