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This is the book preview of "Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish" a basic Spanish dictionary with words used in Mexico: http://www.speakinglatino.com/mexican-spanish/ …

This is the book preview of "Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish" a basic Spanish dictionary with words used in Mexico: http://www.speakinglatino.com/mexican-spanish/

Traveling to Mexico to live there or study Spanish? Or maybe you are a native Mexican wanting to better connect with your roots, heritage and culture? This book is for you.

This dictionary-style book with of words and phrases helps you better understand Mexican Spanish and slang. The collection of more than 450 terms and sayings will help you become familiar with the richness of the country’s Spanish. It includes slang and vulgar words that you will likely run across in everyday conversations.

Each term has been defined in English and synonyms are included when available. There are also more than 400 example sentences demonstrating how to use the words. Includes 50 black and white illustrations.

Words like "chesco," "bronca," "chingar," "güey" and "fregar" will no longer be a mystery with this phrasebook of Spanish vocabulary words from Mexico.

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  • 1. Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish
  • 2. Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish Language Babel, Inc. presents
  • 3. 2 SPEAKING LATINO KUDOS “My grandfather Juan Mauricio Lopez would be happy. The book is very good , It will help me understand and learn more words of the Mexican culture of my mother and grandfather.” - E.M. Waters Amazon Review on Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish book “Jared is the go-to guy for anyone learning or considering learning Spanish, and he’ll blow you away with how much he knows about the Latin American varieties of the language.” - Donovan Nagel, Mezzofanti Guild: An Online Community of Serious Language Learners “Romey translates common colloquialisms into English so that Americans can actually understand what the heck locals are saying when they visit South American countries.” - Monica Garske, AOL News “Acabo de descubrir Speakinglatino.com. Que sitio más padre, chido, chévere, tuanis, bacán...” - Jake Fisher comment on Facebook “@JaredRomey ¡¡¡Me ca*** de risa!!! ¡Buenísimo! I had to pause several times to recover from laughing! You made my day!” - @MultiMae from Mae’s Language Lounge Blog via Twitter
  • 4. A FREE MEXICAN SPANISH BONUS IS WAITING FOR YOU AT Receive your bonus List of Common Mexican Spanish Phrases FREE! 8CLICK HERE
  • 5. 4 About the “Quick Guide To Mexican Spanish”........................5 Spanish Words & Phrases from Mexico.................. 7 About the authors: The Story of Speaking Latino..................................72 Other Spanish vocabulary books..........................75 Photos & Illustrations Credits..................................76 Useful external links Mexican Spanish resource page......................14 Mexican Spanish YouTube playlist.....................34 Quick Guide to More Mexican Spanish...........52 Mexican Spanish articles....................................71 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 6. 5 ABOUT THE “QUICK GUIDE TO MEXICAN SPANISH” This quick guide of words and phrases from Mexico will help you better understand this North American country. The collection of over 500 terms and sayings will help you become familiar with the richness of Mexican Spanish. It includes colloquially used words and some dirty ones too! Each term has been defined in English and synonyms are included when available. There are also more than 400 example sentences. Each entry is presented as follows: aflojó: 1) to give in, say yes 2) finally agreed to sex, allowed intercourse SYN: 1) doblarse 0 1) ¿Habló o no habló? - Aflojó y cantó como pajarito 2) ¿Aflojó o no? - No, se apretó. Abbreviations and Symbols: SYN: synonyms or similar words 0 example sentence
  • 7. Spanish Words & Phrases from Mexico
  • 8. 7 A a chuchita la bolsearon: a poor and unbelievable/ irrelevant excuse or pretext 0 Me vas a salir con que a chuchita la bolsearon y no voy a permitir excusas. a huevo: by force, forced to do something SYN: a fuerza 0 No quiere comer. Ahora se lo come a huevo. a la verde: the heck with it SYN: a la verga a lo bestia: used for huge quantities of something SYN: un montón 0 Si supieras que Miguel está ganando dinero a lo bestia. a patín: on foot SYN: a golpe de calcetín 0 ¿Como te vas a ir a tu casa? A patín no hay de otra. a su madre: very good a vergazo : submission by physical beating SYN: a chingadazos 0 Y lo agarramos a vergazos y empezó a llorar como niña. abre sodas: bottle opener SYN: destapador 0 Necesito el abre sodas, por favor. abusado: from the word “aguzado,” be aware of something or someone, possible danger, alert, on guard 0 Ponte abusado en el centro, roban mucho. A PATÍN
  • 9. 8 acelerado: frantic, hyperactive, in a hurry SYN: con prisa 0 Andas todo acelerado, relájate un poco. achicalada: beating SYN: madriza 0 Le pusimos una achicalada que no se le va a olvidar en un mes. achicopalar: embarrass, humiliate SYN: aguitar 0 No se me achicopale, todo va a estar bien. achisparse: to get drunk acoplar: to crash a party SYN: colar 0 No te puedes acoplar esta vez porque van a revisar en la entrada a todos. acostón: sexual encounter between two individuals which results in a “walk of shame” for one of them and a “brag story” for the other 0 La noche terminó en un acostón. aflojó: 1) to give in, say yes 2) finally agreed to sex, allowed intercourse SYN: 1) doblarse 0 1) ¿Habló o no habló? - Aflojó y cantó como pajarito 2) ¿Aflojó o no? - No, se apretó. agachón: a pushover, a loser, a mama’s boy agandallar: take advantage of a situation, to steal something SYN: arrebatar ACHIPARSE
  • 10. 9 0 Hay que agandallar las bicicletas ahorita que no están viendo. / Tenemos que llegar temprano a agandallar asientos. agarrar en curva: to surprise a person, similar to the expression “like a deer in headlights” SYN: por sorpresa 0 ¿Dónde están los reportes? Me agarró en curva jefe, permítame buscarlos. agasajo: passionate encounter that does not end up in sex, making out SYN: faje 0 Jenny y David están en pleno agasajo. aguas: look out!, expression of warning SYN: cuidado 0 Aguas en ese lugar, es muy peligroso de noche. / Aguas con la pared, la pintura está fresca. aguas frescas: a light non-alcoholic beverages that combines fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds with sugar and water, usually sold by street vendors agüite: sadness, shame, discomfort SYN: triste, decaído, deprimido 0 Usted no se agüite, después va la nuestra. agujetas: shoe laces AGUAS FRESCAS AGUJETAS
  • 11. 10 ah caray: hold on, wait a sec 0 ¿Ah caray? Creo que estas cuentas están mal hechas, tendré que volverlas a hacer. ah, chinga: what? really? 0 No pudimos evitarlo. - Ah chinga, explícamelo paso a paso. ah, muy chingón: question a person’s acts or statements, challenging a person’s ability SYN: en serio 0 Pero me dijo él que lo podía hacer. Ah, muy chingón, que lo haga entonces. ahí nos vidrios: farewell, see you later SYN: adiós 0 Ahí nos vidrios, ya estoy muy cansado, me voy a mi casa. ahorita: right now at this moment, or more commonly, whenever one gets around to it after an indefinite period of time, but probably today SYN: inmediatamente, en este momento 0 Ahorita mismo te vas a la casa. ajá: another way to say “yes” SYN: si, esta bien, ok 0 ¿Entendiste todo lo que te dije? ¡Ajá! ajuchar: irritate another person make him angry or upset 0 Ya no andes ajuchando a Raúl, que es muy bravo. al ratón nos vemos: see you later al tiro con: be aware of something or someone, possible danger SYN: cuidado 0 Al tiro con esa colonia en la noche, asaltan mucho.
  • 12. 11 alberca: a swimming pool alipuz: alcoholic beverage of any kind SYN: un trago 0 ¿Nos tomamos unos alipuces o qué? alzar: to clean up, to pick up SYN: guardar 0 Necesito alzar los platos. amarra navajas: a gossip amolar: to spoil or break something SYN: descomponer, chingar, fregar 0 Ya te amolaste la computadora. andar bien coco: to be high on cocaine andar pacheco: to be high antro: a nightclub SYN: discoteca 0 Esta noche voy al antro. apañar: 1) to make out 2) take an object or seat, without giving any kind of notice, usually refers to take advantage of being the first on something, or stealing SYN: 1) fajar 2) robar 0 1) Tiene mucho tiempo que no apaño con mi esposo, quizás me engaña. 2) Me apañé la tarea de Alicia, no se dio cuenta. / Apaña los asientos antes que ALBERCA ALIPUZ
  • 13. 12 intercourse 0 La verdad me gustaba la chica, pero se apretó. apuñalar la araña: to screw, have sex apurarse: hurry up, get moving SYN: ¡ándale! 0 Apúrate a cocinar que en un rato llega tu papá. araña: 1) an easy woman, generous in sexual favors but with little grace, education or looks 2) an ugly prostitute 3) pussy SYN: 2) puta 0 2) Entonces nos vamos a la zona roja y buscamos unas arañas. argüende: gossip, mess SYN: alaraca 0 ¿Por qué tanto argüende? arrastrar la cobija: to llegue más gente. apapacho: a caress or pampering SYN: consentir 0 Necesito un apapacho, me siento mal. apartado: the part in someone’s hair SYN: la raya 0 Me hice el apartado por en medio. aplatanado: without energy, slow SYN: apendejado 0 Me siento aplatanado, algo no me cayó bien en la cena. aplicó: a payback, getting back at someone 0 Esta vez no fue posible escaparnos de la clase, la maestra nos la aplicó y nos cerró la puerta. apretar: to deny sex, not to allow
  • 14. 13 avivarse: expression to say “Pay attention!” SYN: fíjate! 0 Si no nos avivamos al rato, nos ganan el lugar. ay nanita: expression of fear ay, no mames: don’t lie, I don’t believe you 0 Ay, no mames, que eso te lo crea tu abuelita. be depressed, sad or sleepy SYN: deprimido 0 Ya supéralo y deja de andar arrastrando la cobija. atorar: to harm or hide, to rob SYN: robar 0 ¿Qué te pasó? Me atoraron en la esquina. aventarse un palo: to get laid SYN: echarse un palo 0 Me aventé un palo antes de salir de viaje.
  • 15. Visit the SPEAKING LATINO MEXICAN SPANISH RESOURCE PAGE for more Mexican Spanish and slang resources! 8CLICK HERE
  • 16. QUICK GUIDE TO MEXICAN SPANISH END OF PREVIEW http://www.speakinglatino.com/mexican-spanish/ YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE THIS FREE BONUS We will include LEARNING THE LOCAL LANGUAGE, a free eBook with 20 pages of tips, tricks and hints on learning local Spanish and slang in any country.
  • 17. 72 THE STORY OF SPEAKING LATINO Suffering a typical 9-5 existence, Jared’s foray into lunch-hour Spanish shook up his mundane life. He quit his job, stopped by briefly to school, and then left the US…for 14 years. Early stumblings in real-world Spanish taught him that a cola isn’t just a soft drink, bicho doesn’t always mean a bug, and boludo may be heartfelt or middle- finger felt. Twelve countries, three startups, two bestsellers and a Puerto Rican wife later, he’s still confounded by how many Spanish words exist for “panties.” Their personal experiences highlight common confusions of every-day Spanish. With the views of a native Spanish speaker and a gringo who picked it up as an adult, they constantly find entertaining and controversial lessons on how to communicate in Spanish. The Speaking Latino books and website are a consequence of Jared’s bumblings in Spanish, crossed communications with Diana, repeated bouts with culture shock, and confusions over the correct words for popcorn, gasoline, pen, bus, underwear, traffic jam and drinking straw. One of the Jared Diana
  • 18. 73 strangest things for him to accept while learning Spanish was why he spent years in classes, and yet a large portion of the words he learned didn’t do a bit of good in the real world. It still amazes him that depending on where you are chiringa, barrilete, papalote, papagayo, pandorga, chichigua, cometa or volantín all mean the same thing: kite. Diana, a native Spanish speaker, and Jared, a fluent Spanish speaker who learned the language as an adult, share their research and personal experiences about local Spanish from across the Spanish-speaking world in Speaking Latino. Books and eBooks that collect and translate thousands of Spanish slang words and phrases, articles on Spanish used in specific countries, Spanish learning tips and a searchable Spanish slang dictionary with tons of local words all move you towards real world Spanish fluency. Follow their discoveries at www.speakinglatino.com.
  • 19. 74 IT’S EASY TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH www.SpeakingLatino.com www.Pinterest.com/SpeakingLatino www.Facebook.com/SpeakingLatino @SpeakingLatino www.YouTube.com/SpeakingLatino jared@speakinglatino.com
  • 20. 75 THE SPEAKING LATINO COLLECTION OF SPANISH SLANG DICTIONARIES AND PHRASEBOOKS 8 ARGENTINA 8 CHILE 8 COLOMBIA 8 PUERTO RICO 8 DOMINICAN REP. 8 PERU 8 PUERTO RICO 2 8 VENEZUELA 1 8 VENEZUELA 2
  • 21. 76 Page 16 Bocho. CC0 PD Dedication. http://openclipart.org/ detail/4454/beetle-%28car%29-by- chrisdesign-4454 Page 16 Bote de basura. Public domain License (CC0). http://pixabay. com/en/black-outline-drawing- sketch-33874/ Page 17 Brusqui. Public domain image License (CC0). http://pixabay. com/en/glass-cup-bottle-cartoon- mug-29461/ Page 19 Cacle. By Mike Gonzalez (TheCoffee) (Own work) [CC-BY- SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http:// www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Page 20 Cantón. CC0 PD Dedication. http://openclipart.org/detail/28497/ house-icon-by-purzen Page 21 Chabacano. By Fir0002 (Own work) [GFDL 1.2 (http://www. gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl- 1.2.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File%3AApricot_and_cross_section. jpg Page 23 Chapulín. Public domain image License (CC0). http://pixabay. com/en/green-cartoon-grass-hopper- insect-48339/ Page 23 Charolear. Public domain image License (CC0). http://pixabay. com/en/food-cartoon-can-beverages- drink-25200/ PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS CREDITS Page 5 Presentation. 1) Giant Calavera de la Catrina in the Zocalo by -Chupacabras-, on Flickr. http://www.flickr. c o m / p h o t o s / 2 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 @ N08/2988545640/ 2) Chichen Itza’s Kukulcan Temple by kyle simourd, on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/ photos/89241789@N00/750441966/ Page 7 A patín. Public domain image (CC0). http://pixabay.com/en/outline- drawing-people-boy-man-33483/ Page 8 Achiparse. Public domain image (CC0). http://pixabay.com/en/ stick-symbol-people-man-guy-40577/ Page9 Aguasfrescas.ByBiskuitfrom Atlanta, GA [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by- sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File%3AAguasFrescas.jpg Page 9 Agujetas. By Marcos André (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ marcodede/103064681/) [CC- BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons. wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACross- laced_white_sneaker_shoelaces.jpg Page 11 Alberca. Public domain image (CC0). http://pixabay. com/en/summer-outdoor-palms- tourism-69739/ Page 11 Alipuz. By Andreamicci (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by- sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Mitch_(cocktail).jpg
  • 22. Copyright ©2013 by Language Babel, Inc. All rights reserved. Published by Language Babel, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the author and the Publisher. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to Language Babel, Inc., 1357 Ashford Ave., PMB 384, San Juan, PR 00907 or by e-mail to info@speakinglatino.com. Limit of Liability/Disclaimer of Warranty: While the publisher and author have used their best efforts in preparing this book, they make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the content. You should confer with a language professional when appropriate. Neither the publisher nor author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages. For ordering information or special discounts for bulk purchases, please contact Language Babel, Inc. 1357 Ashford Ave., PMB 384, San Juan, PR 00907 or by e-mail to info@speakinglatino.com. Printed in the United States of America by Language Babel, Inc. ISBN-10: 1484955455 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1484955451 Printed in the United States of America by Language Babel, Inc. Version 3
  • 23. This quick guide of words and phrases from Mexico will help you better understand this North American country. The collection of over 500 terms and sayings will help you become familiar with the richness of Mexican Spanish. It includes colloquially used words and some dirty ones too! Each term has been defined in English and synonyms are included when available. There are also more than 400 example sentences and 50 illustrations. Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish
  • 24. QUICK GUIDE TO MEXICAN SPANISH END OF PREVIEW http://www.speakinglatino.com/mexican-spanish/ YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE THIS FREE BONUS We will include LEARNING THE LOCAL LANGUAGE, a free eBook with 20 pages of tips, tricks and hints on learning local Spanish and slang in any country.

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