Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Ay aja!

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Ay Aja!

Like totally. We haven’t done one of these in such a long time that it was only fitting to start back up with an ¡Ay aja! I first heard this term while Juan was watching one of his novelas. The young chica fresa in the scene was expressing her disbelief for what she was hearing […]

G-rated words we say in Spanish to avoid R-rated ones

G-rated words we say in Spanish to avoid R-rated ones

Pues la mera verdad, there’s nothing quite like cursing in Spanish.  The bad words just kind of roll off your tongue, y cuando estas enojado con mucha más razón.  We’ve noticed that about ourselves over the years.  When we’re angry and/or in a heated discussion we always go off in […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: Changaro


Pues la casa.  El cantón.  The place you call home.  Where you live.  You know, ¡el changaro!  That place that starts out with a couple of walls, a door, a window, or two, a place to sleep in, to sit down and have meals in, to watch whatever you want […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Regio! ¡Regia!

¡Regio! ¡Regia!

O sea, ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to my new guilty pleasure. Cindy La Regia! She’s Mexico’s most famous niña fresa who’s been immortalized into an uber-popular cartoon character by artist Ricardo Cucamonga, and I just so happened to come across her singular style and sense of […]



Few other words in the Spanish language can insult you so specifically and succinctly as the word ¡igualada!  Often paired with a gata as in ¡gata igualada!, this palabra can at once throw your social-economic status in your face and tell you to basically “shut the hell up!” and stop talking.  The gata part here […]

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 […]

Spanish Words to Use When Disappointed

Spanish Words to Use When Disappointed

Some things you just don’t have any control over.  Por más que quiera uno, at times there is absolutely zero we can do to make things happen the way we want them to.  Como quien dice: uno hace planes, y Dios se ríe.  At least it feels like that anyway. […]

mexi vocabulario tiliches definition juanofwords

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Tiliches!

Pos for me they’re anything but useless, but for some they might as well be trash.  Thrown right in there with all of the other undesirables that we find no use for anymore right before we send them off to massive landfills.  It’s funny actually.  The irony of life is […]