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Old 04-19-2003, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Spanish/English Slang Dictionary

I would like to start this as a translation thread for slang terms in Spanish that you can't find a definition for online or in a normal dictionary. Any bilingual folk out there? My first word that I need to get a translation for is, metiche
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Old 04-20-2003, 01:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont know a word in english that matches exacty but a Metiche is a person who tells you what to do with your life but in a bad way. Hmmm bad explanation, a person who, well a nasty motherfucker. A busybody, or a malicious busybody.

I know thats not a great explanation but if youve got others I can help im sure, I live in Madrid & lots of people speak Spanish
So keep em coming.
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try this : http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/ht/Spanish.html

Any not in here, post em, I am familiar with most Latin American Spanish slang.
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Old 04-20-2003, 06:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you so much you two, I am a gringo who has lived in Mexico and now works with Argentinians and Mexicans. They are cool, but don't have good enough English skills to give me good translations. I'd also just like to say, "Jose Luis, vas a morir, guey."

Speaking of which, I haven't been able to get a straight answer about buey/guey/wey. Which is the one used profusely by Mexicans. Buey means a castrated bull. Is that what all those Chilangos are calling each other all the time?
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Old 04-20-2003, 09:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you know i'm peruvian and i've never heard of (guey, buey or wey) but now you've caught my attention.

someone please help us.
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Old 04-20-2003, 11:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Im in Madrid so I cant help the slang here is different.
Its not pronounced like "Y" or "WHY" is it?
Means cool, agreeable, good.
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Old 04-20-2003, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It is "guey", and generally means "man". It is a very loose and relaxed in usage: "Como te fue, guey?" - "How have you been, man?"
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Old 04-20-2003, 03:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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kewl, this thread actually helped my spanish
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Old 04-20-2003, 06:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I know enough spanish to function at work (when I worked with an almost all hispanic staff) and to get killed in a mexican bar.


Hey Vato! - hey dude, guy!

Maricon - fag

puta - whore


Ah that was an interesting job.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ya se un chingo de pinche Chilandese gueyes, pero quiero aprender un chingo mas para que puedo sacar una lana ensenando. Quien sabe/who knows how to make the enye(n) while typing normally in english microsoft? Also how to put an accent over a letter? Ayudame!
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This should be useful : http://mcla.mtsu.edu/help/spanish/

Or you can find them here in a Word document format :
http://langcent.man.ac.uk/olf/acc_word.doc

I really am just full of tricks, arent I ???
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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try this:

http://www.insults.net/html/swear

Here, you'll find out how to swear in many different languages. There are no translators there, but there are some good ideas...


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Old 04-21-2003, 09:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This should be useful : http://mcla.mtsu.edu/help/spanish/

Or you can find them here in a Word document format :
http://langcent.man.ac.uk/olf/acc_word.doc

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That was awesome. Exactly what I was looking for. Too bad it doesn't work in here though. I guess the site has to support enye, etc.
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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alt 164 = ñ
alt 165 = Ñ

I think you can put an accent over a letter by pressing ctrl+' and then the letter you want the accent on. In case that doesn't work, try this:

alt 160 = á
alt 130 = é
alt 161 = í
alt 162 = ó
alt 163 = ú
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Old 04-21-2003, 04:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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alt 164 = ñ
alt 165 = Ñ

I think you can put an accent over a letter by pressing ctrl+' and then the letter you want the accent on. In case that doesn't work, try this:

alt 160 = á
alt 130 = é
alt 161 = í
alt 162 = ó
alt 163 = ú
Those all worked great! That beats the ctlr+alt+whatever! Jeez, I wish I'd known that in college.
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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metiche: in its simplest use, a nosy person; but also someone who just interferes in other people's business.

Buey (or guey): nowadays it's the Mexican equivalent to "dude", but it can be used as a derogatory; "no seas buey" means don't be an idiot. And yes, it's the same word used to describe a catrated bull.
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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metiche: in its simplest use, a nosy person; but also someone who just interferes in other people's business.

Buey (or guey): nowadays it's the Mexican equivalent to "dude", but it can be used as a derogatory; "no seas buey" means don't be an idiot. And yes, it's the same word used to describe a catrated bull.
This is what I've heard too and what I believed, but the dolts at my work told me it was guey. Apparently, a lot of Mexicans don't know that it's Buey. That's what I thought it was. Thanks.

By the way. The alt 164 thing isn't working on my laptop. I hold the alt key down and press 164 right? What is the trick? I wonder if you need the separate number keypad?
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Old 04-23-2003, 06:49 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I think you need to hit number lock (Num Lk) on a laptop....
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Old 04-23-2003, 09:21 AM   #19 (permalink)
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use a mac then alt e gives the acccent ed e, etc . it's VERY nice. never found anything nearly as easy in ht PC world.
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
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ñ - wow, I had to put on number lock and hold down the Fn key then also the alt key and hit 164 to get that simple "ñ" maybe I will get a mac, then I could get an iPod!

...Nah, I already have 2 pcs and don't want to switch.
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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to get your keyboard to do accents and stuff, go into the keyboard settings and select international keyboard. then pressing the ' / \ ^` ~ keys then a vowel will give you an accented letter. i think that should work.
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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nope, sorry. go to the control panel, then language options, then click the languages tab, then select advanced. then change it to a language that supports accents, like french or spanish. i think that should do it.
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Old 05-02-2003, 10:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Changing the language thing has brought up a host of other weird problems. It's good if you only want to use the other language or switch back and forth, but I just want to use English normally and throw in an ñ. The alt+fn+164 works for my needs.

Can someone give me the spanish words for the following slang(also which country):
nerd, dork, jerk, cool, hot(as in a girl)
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Old 05-02-2003, 07:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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nerd = nerdo (with the americanization of Latin American culture "nerd" without any translation is applicable)
dork = ????
jerk = imbecil, pendejo
cool = vergon, paloma
hot = buena, culo (usually refers to the fact that the girl has a fine ass)

This is slang from El Salvador, even slang words from different central american countries vary a lot, so I dont know how useful these words will be for you
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Old 05-03-2003, 05:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
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nerd = nerdo (with the americanization of Latin American culture "nerd" without any translation is applicable)
dork = ????
jerk = imbecil, pendejo
cool = vergon, paloma
hot = buena, culo (usually refers to the fact that the girl has a fine ass)

This is slang from El Salvador, even slang words from different central american countries vary a lot, so I dont know how useful these words will be for you
Here in Madrid cool is mola
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Old 05-09-2003, 01:08 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Mola, buey.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:39 AM   #27 (permalink)
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PETA translated the slogan "Dump Dairy" to get their message across to Spanish-speaking schoolchildren in the US.

But the literal translation "Eche la leche" is also a slang term that means "Discharge sperm".



The Spanish phrase "hacer las pajas'' means literally "to make the straws'', but colloquially it means "to masturbate''.
By derivation, "pajero" means a person who makes the straws, i.e. a masturbator.

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Old 05-09-2003, 12:24 PM   #28 (permalink)
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"pajero" over here in El Salvador is also a term used to call people who lie too often, or exagerate too much
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Old 05-11-2003, 06:18 AM   #29 (permalink)
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CACHUNDO/?
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Old 05-11-2003, 07:10 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Cahundo? Never heard of it.
One great Mexican slang word is "Pacheco..."
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 07-01-2003, 07:21 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Bola de gringos
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:35 PM   #33 (permalink)
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CACHUNDO/?
Cachundo doesn´t exist, but CACHONDO means HORNY, as well as CALIENTE.
What i love about spanish is that you have many words meaning the exact same thing, so, you can insult someone in many different ways.
Here is some guatemalan slang, as i´m from Guatemala:

Hueco: fag

Mariposón: fag

Mamplor: fag

León: Fag

Mamón: Fag

Leona: Slut

Zorra: Slut

Puta: Whore, Slut

Perra: Bitch, Slut

Perro: Someone who has many women, someone who cahcrges too much for his work

Culero: fag, fucker, but also means someone who is a bad person

Cerote: Asshole

Pisado: An Asshole that´s also a fag

Cabrón:dude, asshole, someone who is good at something, it depends on the context

Virgo: Cool

De a huevo: Cool, a person who wants something that doesn´t deserve

Coger: Fuck

Chimar: Fuck

Cholero: Someone who is from an inferior social class or has bad attitude.

Muco: Someone who is from an inferior social class or has bad attitude. Also something that is cheap.


Some phrases:

Es más puta que las gallinas: She is sluttier than a Chicken.

Está cerote: It´s hard

Está pisado: It´s hard

La cagaste: You fucked up


There are thousan more. Spanish, such an incredible language!
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:39 AM   #34 (permalink)
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My sister uses 'Cabron' on the freeway a lot, so I've always wondered what it meant. So this made me laugh my fucking ass off:

"Chingate tu madre, cabron!"
("Fuck your mother, you fucking incompetent piece of shit who can't even get an erection!")
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Old 07-02-2003, 02:10 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Cabron = Goat
Wey = Ox (i've always been told) used as "Dude"
Chupamonda = Cocksucker
Pinche = Fucking (add whatever you want)
Puta Madre = whore mom
Chiki = Gay
Cerote = Shit ..

There are too many different versions of spanish slang to keep up ^_^
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Old 07-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #36 (permalink)
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There are too many different versions of spanish slang to keep up ^_^
Got that right....
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Old 07-02-2003, 08:59 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Is this phrase in my sig line translated correctly?
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Old 07-02-2003, 09:49 PM   #38 (permalink)
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there are different spanish.
For example, If I say here (Puerto Rico), "me voy a chingar"; that means that I'm going to fuck, but in Mexico, it is like to piss someone off.
And joder here is to piss someone off and in Mexico is to fuck.

vermin:
your phrase says:
"I took her shirt off, and I saw a bitch of the drink"
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Ok, I live near the edge of Mexico and the US, but inside the US. There are only a handful of cities that full under this category. Anyways... I know plenty of Spanish, and apparently even in different regions of Mexico words mean different things. Here's what I know certain words to mean:

puta - whore, or just a general insult to a female. Its not a light insult, though, not like "dummy" but more like "idiot"
cabron - literally means "goat" but also a general insult, male.
cabrona - same thing as "cabron", less common, but for female.
puto - I've never seen this used to mean "manwhore", although I won't rule this out. Strong insult, although I'm not sure if it has any meaning beyond that. Male.
joder - this is a verb, which means to "bug" or "bother". Strong meaning. So strong, at least where I'm from, that if someone yells: "como jodes!"-- which translates to "how you bother"-- it also has the added meaning of "fuck off".

Gotta run. I'll add more later
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Old 07-04-2003, 10:15 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I came across this term recently in some reading.

"Quinciera"
i think this is the proper spelling. Anyone?
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