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 […]

Learning Spanish from The Hateful Eight’s “Bob The Mexican”

It’s no secret that learning bad words in another language is WAY MORE fun than actually learning proper usage. It just kind of comes more naturally, ¿apoco no? That’s also kind of why we started our Mexi-Vocabulario series a while back. We need to pick that series back up… speaking of […]

¡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 […]

Ave María Purísima

¡Ave María Purísima!

You know those moments when you’re left with your mouth open?  When somebody tells you something so shocking you just can’t help but stand or sit there unable to utter a single word for a couple of moments?  Or when the chisme is so good que empiezas a mover la cabeza from […]

Arremedo: Flattery or Insult?

Arremedar: Flattery or Insult?

Depending on your usage and the context of the situation, this Mexi-Vocabulario word could very well be either an insult or a compliment.  They do say por ahí that imitation is the best form of flattery.  Pero bueno, let’s speak sin pelos en la lengua today… sometimes regardless of how “innocently” a person may […]