Mexican-Spanish differences

After the teotihuacan-tour, I went home, slept for an hour, and later met up Alejandro from couchsurfing. He is actually taking Swedish lessons because he is moving there to study in summer. But what was supposed to be a ”swedish” meeting turned out to give me lessons in mexican spanish. :)

We met in the Coyoacan area, a really nice colonia with narrow streets and small plazas. This is where a lot of musicians, poets and dancers lived before, and some of them still does, so it’s a little picturesque/bohemian. We went to a market where you could buy street food, but we bought juices. I saw the ”famous” hot-cakes guy who does hotcakes after a character you can choose, either an animal or a human.  We also went by a big bazaar/market there, so many beautiful things (that I of course can’t take with me)

the big bazaar in coyoacan

the big bazaar in coyoacan

Rogelio, known for his hotcakes (like pancakes that looks like a cartoon,animal, human etc)

Rogelio, known for his hotcakes (like pancakes that looks like a cartoon,animal, human etc)

Alex, my mexican-teacher ;) with 2 jugos.

Alex, my mexican-teacher ;) with 2 jugos.

We walked around at sat at different small plazas drinking our jugo and coffees, and I learned a lot of new mexican words! So much fun. One thing Alex asked me was if I’ve heard the ”güey”-word yet, and I said no. It means like ”dude”. After learning that, I heard güey eeeeverywhere. My host uses it in almost every sentence. Haha. So weird that when you don’t know a word, you don’t hear it either.

Anyhow, Alex was kind to write me a message later with the mexican-castellano dictionary, so I will post it here for those of you who understand and want to know:

Lesson 1
Güey/wey=dude, amigo
Que onda= ¿cómo estás?, ¿Qué pasa?
Que onda wey = ¿cómo estás amigo?/¿What’s up dude?
No mames = no inventes
La neta = la verdad
Es/eres/soy/son la neta= es/eres/soy/son lo máximo
¿Neta? = ¿En serio?
Eres a toda madre = eres lo máximo
Está a toda madre/ está de huevos/ está chingón(a)/está de pelos = está super bien
Qué poca madre = qué pena/ ”cuando alguien se ha pasado de la raya”
está cabrón= está difícil/ cuando te refieres a una persona también quiere decir que esa persona es muy buena en algo


El verbo chingar
Chinga tu madre=go fuck your mom
Vete a la chingada=desaparece de aquí no vuelvas, no molestes
me lo(a) chingué= me lo(a) follé
Chingón=molestón/qué es muy bueno para algo
está de la chingada=está muy feo (a)/ está muy difícil
ya chingué= ya gané
ya me chingué= ya me jodí
me chingué la rodilla (o alguna parte del cuerpo)= me lastimé + (parte del cuerpo)
te chingas =te jodes/te aguantas
son chingaderas=son mamadas= para expresar algo que te hizo enojar
chingarle= esforzarse t.ex chingarle a la escuela =esforzarse en la escuela


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