Important Mexican Slang You Need to Know!
Mexicans speak Spanish, but being an A student in your Spanish class back home ain’t going to mean you’re going to understand what they say.
Think of a popular rapper: half the stuff that comes out of their mouths isn’t proper English. “Hey’s what’s up, dawg? Peace out, homey!” Imagine learning that in English class, in Mexico?
A Mexican would wonder why your dog is up, and why you want peace to be outwards in your home.
Mexico is the same way: there’s slang, and you need to know it.
We’ve assembled some key phrases for you and added examples of their use.
buena onda – good vibe
Hector tiene muy buena onda
Hector’s a really good guy.
cabrón – you’re a dickhead. This is not something you want someone calling you. If they look angry, run!
On the other hand, caer bien is a good thing. It means that they like you. Good job, amigo!
culo – this literally means an ass, or a butt.
güey – this means dude. It’s pronounced like ‘day.’
¿Qué onda, güey?
What’s up, dude?
¡híjole! – no way! Oh my God!
Here’s a good one:
mamacita – it means a hot girl. mama means mom, so it could also be used instead of MILF.
padre – a cool person.
Tu madre es muy padre.
Your mom is really cool.
pendejo – asshole, moron. could also means pubic hair.
puta – slut, whore. this is not nice! If a guy calls you that to his friends, he’s not marriage material. Call him a Cabron!
We hope these helped. Good luck, amigo!
Amigo = Friend.