Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡No Manches!

Literally, as in: Don’t Stain. But that doesn’t make any sense, of course. Instead let’s think about this word in the practical form. When you make somebody mad because your bad decision is affecting them, they might tell you: ¡No Manches!  When you’re lying and pretty much everyone knows you’re lying. ¡No […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: Aventón

This is part of a collaboration with DriveShop. All opinions expressed are my own. As in ¡echame un aventón! Give me a lift. A ride. That’s what we got the last couple of weeks on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited edition. Un aventón around the whole city, for two weeks. This […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: Pellejo

Pellejo. It’s one of those words I’ve heard all of my life. Although until one of our recent road trips, I had all but forgotten about it to be quite honest. We were driving to California, past New Mexico somewhere, when all of the sudden the deejay on the radio […]

No te achicopales 

Lately we’ve been having a lot of conversations about thinking big. As in thinking beyond the limitations placed on us, either by ourselves or by others.  In truth, the subject is one that resonates with me very much. It does because I think it really speaks to some of the […]

What does "¡Ay Mijo!" mean?

What does “¡Ay Mijo!” mean?

So according to Urban Dictionary “mijo” is defined as follows: Conjoined spanish slang of affection. Mi + hijo, “my son.” Can be said to any man or boy, usually by an older person. Can also mean “my dear” “sweetie” or “hun.” Also directed to guys by thier wives, girlfriends, or any female […]

Mira Que Chistosito

Mira Que Chistosito

Ay sí… mira que chistosito. ¡Que chistosito! Ever heard that expression? Usually it’s accompanied with a head shake of dissatisfaction or a look that in today’s lexicon could be interpreted to mean “REALLY?!” We heard it on the radio the other day. A guy was having the radio deejays prank […]

¡Ukela!

¡Ukela chistosa! ¡Ukela! ¿No que no? ¡Ukela! Believe it or not, each one of these expressions carries its own weight when it comes to defining the word ukela. Yes, you’re right, if you’re thinking it sounds a lot like the word ukulele. At least it’s spelled very similarly. But ukela […]

¡Chisquiado!

¡Chisquiado!

Crazy. A little bit off. Silly. Goofy, even. Just not exactly how they are “supposed” to be acting. That’s usually what it means when someone says chisquiado or chisquiada. The word itself, chisquear can be interpreted to mean to confuse or amuse others. So you know when someone is speaking to […]