Mexican Slang

Mexicanismos

Introduction

Introducci├│n

You've studied Spanish for years in school and with apps like this one. So why canÔÇÖt you understand your Mexican friend when he speaks Spanish? ItÔÇÖs likely that he - like many Mexicans - uses so much slang it almost sounds like yet another language to textbook-taught ears.

In this lesson we teach some of the most common Mexican slang words. Some are contractions of words you might already know (pa => para), some come from native languages (chamaco) and some are just used in different contexts (lana).

You can find more Mexican Slang words with our other app, G├╝ey Spanish. Be warned though, they might not all be as abuela-friendly as these.

Vocabulary

Vocabulario

Play porfis
please Mexico please Mexico
Play chamaco
child Mexico
Play ag├╝itarse
to get embarrassed Mexico
Play oye
listen up imperative Mexico hey Mexico

Phrases

Frases

Play Me voy ahorita.
I'm leaving right now.

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