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42 Slang Terms and Phrases Mexicans Use

42 Slang Terms and Phrases Mexicans Use

Mexico is one of the most popular vacation destinations on offer, with around 20 million tourists visiting per year. Didn't it instantly remind you of beaches and museums, and of course, food? If you're planning to visit this country, you gotta know a few Mexican-Spanish slang terms. As such, Buzzle brings you a list of Mexican slang words and phrases.
Penlighten Staff
Mexicans make up the largest Spanish speaking group in the world, with an approximate 92.17% considering Spanish as their first language.
Mexico doesn't have an official de jure language. They have a diverse lingual reputation. They speak in European languages as well as languages indigenous to the Mesoamerican culture. Its national languages include 62 indigenous Amerindian languages, along with Spanish. English is considered the second language of Mexico. Besides Spanish and English, Mexican-Spanish is used majorly in both, the Spanish speaking and the English speaking world, due to the regional proximity between Mexico and America. Mexican-Spanish is distinct; it has a different set of dialect, tone, and syntax.
Culture has a lot of influence on the language spoken by people residing there. Mexican culture, again, has a complex history. They can be called a blend of Spanish and indigenous cultures.
Learning Spanish or Mexican-Spanish from scratch can be a tedious task. It's not like people inhabiting Mexico don't understand Argetines. But there are variations, when words used in one place aren't used in another. Slang is an informal use of language. If you're planning to roam on the streets of Mexico, you need to know the 'street' language. So, we give you some commonly used phrases and slang terms used in Mexico, along with their meaning, to help you blend in better.
Commonly Used Mexican Terms and Expressions
¿Qué onda?
What's up?
Eso que ni qué
No doubt about it
Estoy crudo
I'm hung over
¿Tienes feria?
Do you have money?
No tiene dos dedos de frente
He's not the sharpest tool in the shed
Qué estás haciendo güey
What going on bro?
¡No manches!
Unbelievable
Chela
Beer, Brewskey
¡ORALE!
Right on; go for it
Güey
Dude
Hijole
Wow, my goodness
Chido
Cool
Pinche
Damn
Mande
Excuse me, ask what, tell me
No Manches
No way
Neta
Really?
La neta
Truth
Chamba
Job, Work
Codo
Elbow; cheap person
Feria
Carnival
Chafa
Cheap, low quality
Chingadera
Piece of crap
Muy muy
Very very self-obsessed
Lana
Money
Camión
Bus
Cabrón
Word used for a close friend
Padre
Father; good
Madre
Mother; bad
Hasta la madre
Sick of something
Aguas
Water
Ahorita
Soon, In a minute
¡híjole!
Wow; Oh my God!
Mamacita
A hot woman
Tipo
Guy
Sanjina
Bad-tempered girl
Pispireto
A flirt
Pinchar
To flirt
Aguas
Water
Mexican-Spanish Phrases
Chécalo, güey
Check it out, dude
¡Qué burro eres!
You're such a dummy!
¡Qué chamaco más lindo!
What a sweet little boy!
Tú, animal, ¡vamos!
Dude, let's go!
With these Mexican slang words and phrases along with their meanings in your kitty, you'll be better equipped to find your way around when you visit Mexico or have friends from there visit you.