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Phrase of the Week

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

linea fija:fixed line. This is used to describe a land line.

Phrase of the Week

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in culture, phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

todo bien:all good This might be our favorite phrase in Argentina. It is used as a question, an answer or sometimes both. Combine it with a thumbs up, and life is good. When we recently visited family in Chile, we used todo ...

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

listo: ready, done, ok. This is such a great word as it can be used in some many ways. In Argentina, especially after some mates, the conversation can become drawn out. A well placed listo here and there can help cut ...

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

¡Feliz Cumple!: This is the slang way to say Happy Birthday! So, in respect to this being my hubby's special day... ¡¡¡Feliz Cumple Jamie!!!

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

¡dejarlo fluir!: Let it flow!

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

piola: (adjective) means clever, smart, or agreeable person. In phrase form, it is used as "quedarse piola" meaning to hang out and be lazy.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

tirar los galgos: this literally means to throw the greyhounds, but more colloquially speaking means to be flirty or to make an advance on someone

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | 4 Comments »

¡baja un cambío!: means to "take a chill pill", or calm down.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

dos manos:two coats. Used to describe the need to use two coats of paint.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

macana: (la macana) means a slip up or wrong doing, used in the form of, "¡Qué macana!" meaning what a pity.