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Spanish Language Spanish Vocabulary: Mexican Slang Glossary

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Mexican Spanish SLANG

Dear Polyglots,


Today, you will learn some slang words & expressions in Mexican Spanish.

If you are Mexican or have travelled to Mexico, please feel free to edit this wiki page.

  • WARNING: BE CAREFUL ON USING SOME OF THESE TERMS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SOUND TACKY OR IF YOU DON'T WANT TO OFFEND SOMEONE. SOME OF THESE TERMS ARE VULGAR.

A[edit | edit source]

  • A HUEVO!! (OF COURSE!!)
  • A LA MADRE! or EN LA MADRE! or SU PUTA MADRE! (HOLY SHIT!)
  • ABUELITA SOY TU NIETO (SEE 'A HUEVO!')
  • ABUSADO/ABUSADA (CLEVER BOY/GIRL)
  • AGUADO EL HELADO (SEE 'LEVE LA NIEVE')
  • AGUÁNTAME (WAIT A BIT)
  • AGUAS!! (WATCH OUT!!)
  • AHI NOS VEMOS (SEE YOU LATER) NOTE: MEXICANS NEVER SAY HASTA LA VISTA.
  • AHÍ NOS VIDRIOS (SEE YOU LATER)
  • AHORITA (RIGHT NOW)
  • AL RATÓN (LATER)
  • ALIVIANADO (RELAXED)
  • APÁ/AMÁ (DAD/MUM)

B[edit | edit source]

  • BARRIGA or PANZA (BELLY)

C[edit | edit source]

  • CAMARÓN (MONEY, OR CAN BE AN AFIRMATION STATEMENT)
  • CANIJO (NAUGHTY)
  • CARNAL (BROTHER)
  • CARNALA (SISTER)
  • CHALE (DAMN)
  • CHAMACO=ESCUINCLE/CHAMACA=ESCUINCLA (BOY/GIRL)
  • CHAMBA or JALE (JOB, WORK)
  • CHAMBEANDO (WORKING)
  • CHANGOS! (SEE 'CHALE')
  • CHAPARRO/CHAPARRA (SHORT BOY/GIRL)
  • CHAVA (GIRL, THIS ALSO IS A SLANG FOR THE NAME SALVADOR)
  • CHELA/CHEVE (BEER)
  • CHIDO (COOL)
  • CHILES (BEST FRIENDS)
  • CHIN!! (OOPS!!)
  • CHUPAR (TO DRINK ALCOHOL)
  • CINCHO (BELT, OR CAN BE AN AFIRMATION STATEMENT)
  • CUATE (FRIEND)

D[edit | edit source]

  • DALE!! (START or GO)
  • DAR LA VUELTA (TO GO OUT)
  • DIABLILLO/DIABLILLA (NAUGHT BOY/NAUGHTY GIRL)
  • DOÑA/DON (Mrs./Ms. is a contraction of Señora and Señor, informal)

E[edit | edit source]

  • ECHARSE UN TACO (GRAB A BITE TO EAT)
  • ECHO LA MOCHA (RUN VERY FAST)
  • EN FRIEGA/ EN CHINGA(SO BUSY)
  • ENTRALE (GO AHEAD, THIS ALSO MEANS LET´S FIGHT, OR WHEN YOU'RE EATING)
  • ESTÁ CANIJO or ESTÁ CAÑON (IT´S DIFFICULT, IT´S HARD)
  • ESTOY CRUDO (I HAVE A HANGOVER) (CRUDA=HANGOVER)
  • ESTOY PEDO (I'M DRUNK)

F[edit | edit source]

  • FERIA or VARO (MONEY. This also is the correct term for FAIR, THE PLACE WHERE YOU GO TO HAVE FUN)
  • FLACO (THIN)
  • FLOJERA/HUEVA (LAZINESS)
  • FUCHO (FOOTBALL SOCCER)

G[edit | edit source]

  • GRIFO or MARIGUANO (UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS)
  • GUACALA! (YUK!, something very disgusting)

H[edit | edit source]

  • HACERSE WEY (TO MAKE THE FOOL, TO WASTE TIME, TO PROCRASTINATE)
  • HAS PARO (HELP ME)
  • HASTA LA MADRE (TO BE UPSET OR VERY DRUNK)

I[edit | edit source]

J[edit | edit source]

  • JEFA (MOTHER)
  • JEFE (FATHER, THIS ALSO MEANS BOSS)
  • JODIDO (SCREWED)
  • LEVE LA NIEVE (CALM DOWN, RELAX, TAKE IT EASY)
  • LIGAR (TO FLIRT)

K[edit | edit source]

L[edit | edit source]

M[edit | edit source]

  • ME COSTO UN HUEVO (IT WAS VERY HARD FOR ME)
  • ME ECHAS UNA LLAMADA (GIVE ME A CALL)
  • ME VALE (I DON´T CARE)
  • MENSO or BABOSO (STUPID)
  • MI VIEJA (MY WIFE)
  • MI VIEJO (MY HUSBAND)
  • MIJO/MIJA (contraction of mi hijo/mi hija - my son/my daughter)
  • MOCHARSE (TO SHARE SOMETHING)
  • MORRA or MORRILLA or CHIQUILLA (GIRL)
  • MORRALLA (CHANGE, TALKING ABOUT MONEY)
  • MORRO or MORRILLO or CHIQUILLO (BOY)
  • NACHAS/TRASERO (BUTT)

N[edit | edit source]

  • NEL (NO)
  • NETA? NETA! (QUESTION: REALLY? AFFIRMATION: REALLY!)
  • NI MADRES! (OF COURSE NO!)
  • NO HAY PEDO (NO PROBLEM). NOTE: MEXICANS NEVER SAY NO PROBLEMO OR NO PROBLEMA
  • NO HAY PEX (NO PROBLEM)
  • NO MANCHES (GIVE ME A BREAK)

O[edit | edit source]

  • ÓRALE! (WOW!...see 'va!')

P[edit | edit source]

  • PACHANGA (PARTY)
  • PASARSE DE LANZA (TO BE RUDE)
  • PEDA (ALCOHOLIC PARTY)
  • PEDO (A PROBLEM, A FART, or could mean you are DRUNK too)
  • PILLO/PILLÍN, PILLA/PILLINA (NAUGHTY BOY, NAUGHTY GIRL)
  • PISALE!! (PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL)
  • PORFA (SHORT FOR POR FAVOR = PLEASE)

Q[edit | edit source]

  • QUÉ BUENA ONDA! (GOOD FOR YOU!)
  • QUÉ PADRE! (SO COOL!, padre could mean chido too)
  • RÍFATE! (DO IT DUDE!)
  • Quiubo (what's up): combination of 'que' (what) and 'hubo' (verb 'haber' was) to mean 'what's up' or 'what happened'

R[edit | edit source]

  • ROLA (SONG)
  • ROLÓN (VERY GOOD SONG)

S[edit | edit source]

  • SIMON or SALE or SAZ (YES, SURE)

T[edit | edit source]

  • TOCHO (AMERICAN FOOTBALL)
  • TONS? (CONTRACTION OF ENTONCES WHICH MEANS: SO? OR THEN?)
  • TOQUÍN (PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC)

V[edit | edit source]

  • Va! (YES, I AGREE, SURE)
  • VAGAR (TO ROAM)
  • VALEDOR (GOOD FRIEND)
  • VETE AL CARAJO (GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE)

W[edit | edit source]

  • WEY (DUDE, MAN)

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Contributors

Vincent, Angel eduardo, Alecoiba, 176.151.92.12, Admur, Hi-san, Alondra gi, Clau Vg and 172.88.14.74


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