Learning a new language, like Spanish in Buenos Aires, is the same; there are certain words you will here all the time here and if you want to improve on your Spanish level, its best to learn them and use them!
Dale: This is used to agree with something, like “OK” or “Sure”.
Example: “Queres ir al cine esta noche?” – “Dale!”
Mira vos: Direct translation: “Look at you.” This is very common among Argentines, and is meant to say “really?”, “wow”, or “good for you”.
Example: “Yo tuve mi entrevista ayer y despues 10 minutues, el jefe me dio el posicion!” – “Mira vos..!”
Todo bien: This is always used between people. It can come as a question and an answer, and directly translates to ” Everything good”.
Example: “Todo bien?” – “Si, todo bien!”
Viste: Another term that is used frequently. Direct translation: “Did you see”. This is used more like “You know?”.
Example: “Habia mucha lluvia ayer, no podia manejar en mi calle, viste…”
Que se yo: Direct translation: “What do I know”. This is used all the time, usually after a sentence where some one gives their opinion or their ideas on something.
Example: “Voy a quedarme en casa esta semana, que se yo, limpiando, leyendo…”
O sea: This is like saying “I mean…”
Example: “Creo que es lo mejor si compres este regalo para tu hermano, o sea, no tenes nada mas, es cierto?”
Puede Ser: Direct translation: “It could be.” This is also very common, and can be used like “maybe”, or like a question, “Is that possible”.
Example: “Te pido la cuenta, puede ser?”
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