No soy monedita de oro

Today I realized que mañana soy cumpleañero one more time. Esta vez I’m getting closer to that age where people start telling you things like “you’re no spring chicken anymore” or “you’re over the hill.” The truth is, depending on who you might ask, that statement may very well be […]

La vida cambia. La vida da mil vueltas.

I remember this was one of the more common phrases I grew up hearing most of my life. Usually it was something adults would say to one another in passing. I’ve always been real metiche so from what I could gather it always seemed like it was being used as […]

A question about Mexican accents?

I don’t think I’ve mentioned before how obsessed I am with NPR’s podcast Latino USA. It’s produced by The Futuro Media Group, which counts on the leadership of executive producer and award-wining news anchor, Maria Hinojosa. Seriously, I am super obsessed! On the way home from Miami I must have […]

Not knowing where you're standing

Not knowing where you’re standing

An old friend used to use this expression a lot. No saber donde estás parado. As in not knowing where one is standing. That would be the literal translation, but in actuality it was more metaphoric than anything else. You see, this phrase would usually come up when someone just […]

10 Piropos to Conquer Your Love Interest

10 Piropos to Conquer Your Love Interest

If you’re not familiar with piropos, well let’s just say you’ve been missing out. Now yes, we do realize a great many of you may not be particularly fond of this form of “flattery” some use to compliment the person in whom they are interested.  And that’s precisely what piropos are supposed to be… […]

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 […]

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 […]