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25 Slang Phrases Mexicans Use And What They Really Mean

Now you’ll never get lost in translation.

1. “¿Qué pedo?”

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Literal translation: “What fart?”

What it actually means: “What’s up?”

2. “Culero.”

Literal translation: “Ass salesman.”

What it actually means: “Asshole.”

3. “¡Me vale madres!”

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Literal translation: “I don’t care mothers!”

What it actually means: “I don’t give a fuck!”

4. ¿Qué onda?

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Literally means: “What wave?”

What it actually means: “What’s up?”

5. “¡No mames!”

Literally means: “Don’t suck!”

What it actually means: “No fucking way!”

6. “¡Aguas!”

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What it literally means in English: “Waters!”

What it actually means: “Be careful!”

7. “Estoy crudo.”

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Literal translation: “I’m raw.”

What it actually means: “I’m hungover.”

8. “Te crees muy muy.”

Literal translation: “You think you’re very, very.”

What it actually means: “You think you’re a badass?”

9. “A la verga.”

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Literal translation: “That penis over there.”

What it actually means: “Ahh shit.”

10. “Esta cañón.”

Literal translation: “It’s cannon.”

What it actually means: “It’s rough.”

11. “Eso que ni qué.”

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Literal translation: “That that not what.”

What it actually means: “No doubt about it.”

12. “¿Dónde es la peda?”

Literal translation: “Where’s the fart?”

What it actually means: “Where’s the party?”

13. “Vales Verga.”

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Literal translation: “You’re worth penis.”

What it actually means: “You’re worthless.”

14. “¿Tienes feria?”

Literal translation: “Do you have county fair?”

What it actually means: “Do you have money?”

15. “Ando bien pedo.”

Literal translation: “I am very fart.”

What it actually means: “I am very drunk.”

16. “¡Qué rollo con el hoyo!”

Literal translation: “What’s rolling with that hole?”

What it actually means: “What’s going on?”

17. “No tiene dos dedos de frente.”

Literally means: “He doesn’t have two fingers of forehead.”

What it actually means: “He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.”

18. ¿Qué estás haciendo güey?

Literal translation: “What’s going on castrated bull?”

What it really means: “What going on bro?”

19. “Esas son mamadas.”

Literal translation: “That’s blowjobs.”

What it actually means: “That’s crazy.”

20. “¡Es un pendejo!”

Literal translation: “You’re a pubic hair.”

What it actually means: “You’re an idiot.”

21. “¡No manches!”

Literal translation: “Don’t stain!”

What it actually means: “Unbelievable!”

22. “Estoy grifo.”

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Literal translation: “I am faucet.”

What it actually means: “I am high.”

23. “¡A huevo!”

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Literal translation: “To egg!”

What it actually means: “Hell yeah!”

24. “¡Dale cabron!”

Literal translation: “C’mon big goat!”

What it actually means: “C’mon you bastard!”

25. “No hay pedo.”

Literal translation: “There’s no fart.”

What it actually means: “There’s no problem.”

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