Spanish Slang, Sayings, Palabras, Dichos
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We write regularly about dichos, refranes and popular, funny Spanish sayings. Below is an original essay about a conversation we had about “coger” and you also can find more posts, videos and essays on dichos by visiting these Tiki Tiki links:
To Coger or not to Coger
A friend from Patagonia works at a health-focused non-profit with a woman from Cuba. She told me a story I vow to get on video one day, but here is what I remember.
The woman from Patagonia often reminds the woman from Cuba not to use the word “coger” with the Latinos they work with because it is slang for “get some” not the plain “get it” or “get that” meaning the Cuban assigns to it.
One time, they were working with a group of Spanish-speaking girls when some local university volunteers (I believe all male) came in to help. The Cuban announced something to the effect of: “OK, ninas, whom ever finishes their work first gets to coger the student she wants.”
And the friend from Patagonia was horrified. She laughed when she told the story, and I realized exactly why we need video essays here on the Tiki Tiki.
This past week, there was a conversation on Twitter between @Raul_Ramos and @BellaVidaLetty about Spanish sayings. Raul asked if anyone else used “chevere,” which he loves. Betty followed back with`some Puerto Rican sayings: “gufiao, nitido, brutal, esta que echa caldo.”
I broke in and suggested the conversation would make a great essay.
After mucho tweets, here we are. Today, on the Tiki tiki we’re talking slang and sayings, and the wide and colorful variety among Spanish-speakers from the Americas, the Caribbean and Spain.
alborotada, fulano, cantaleta, pimpampun, traqueteo, fuacata, bácan, lata,recórcholis, rebenton, relajo, es como un miercoles, corazon de melon, maja, jerga, le patina el coco…
Share with us your favorite Spanish slang or dicho, or just your favorite Spanish word (and please, this is a family site so keep them PG…) Post in the comments, get brave and shoot us a video post via our Tiki Tiki YouTube group, or post to your own site and link back. If you are on Twitter, we are @tikitikiblog.
Last September we had a similar conversation over at my Boonie Blog, and we had a blast. I learned a lot and afterward could not get the word “Despampanante” out of my head. Check out the link for some inspiration, or this Wiki page.
OK, talk slang-y palabras to us.
Let the pachanga begin.