spanish slang

300+ Spanish Slang Words from Around the World

Most traditional Spanish courses won’t teach you much slang.

But it’s hard to fit in with native speakers without it!

We’re big believers in going off the beaten path with language learning.

That’s why our team of Spanish students and native speakers have compiled this mega-list of Spanish slang from around the world. 

In this post, you’ll learn slang words along with their literal meanings, explanations and cultural notes—so when it’s time for you have a Spanish conversation in real life, with native speakers, you’ll fit right in!


Common Spanish Slang

Spanish Slang for Friend

There are so many different ways to say amigo, or friend in Spanish, and the following slang terms are just the tip of the iceberg.

Spanish Slang for Girl

How do you refer to a girl using slangy language? Use one of the following options! But be forewarned that these are generally not the most respectful ways to address a lady.

Spanish Slang for Guy

And now, the guys! Once again, these aren’t always the most polite terms for men, and are generally used among friends.

Spanish Slang for Cool

Knowing tons of ways to say “cool” using Spanish slang is pretty cool, if you ask us.

For more cool words, you can check out our full post on the topic!

Spanish Slang for Money

Got the cash, mula, dinero? Here’s how different Spanish-speaking countries refer to money informally.

Spanish Slang for Beautiful

The word for “beautiful” in Spanish is hermoso, but there are many other casual ways to say beautiful, depending on where you are and what—or who—you’re talking about.

  • Guapo  — Handsome/Beautiful (Spain, Latin America)
  • Bonito  — Pretty/Beautiful (universal)
  • Lindo  — Cute/Pretty (Latin America)
  • Precioso  — Precious/Beautiful (Spain, Latin America)
  • Chulo  — Cool/Beautiful (Spain, Latin America)
  • Bello  — Beautiful (universal)
  • Mamacita  — Attractive woman (Mexico, Central America)
  • Papacito  — Attractive man (Mexico, Central America)
  • Divino  — Divine/Beautiful (Spain, Latin America)
  • Estupendo  — Wonderful/Beautiful (Spain, Latin America)
  • Pintoso  — Gorgeous/Stylish (Argentina)
  • Regia  — Gorgeous (Mexico, Central America)
  • Rico  — Hot/Beautiful (Latin America)
  • Buena onda  — Good vibes/Attractive (Argentina, Chile)
  • Bacano  — Cool/Beautiful (Colombia)
  • Cuero  — Hot person (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • Pinturita  — Beautiful person (Colombia)
  • Bombón  — Eye candy/Beautiful person (Argentina)
  • Macizo  — Hot/Attractive (Spain, Latin America)

Spanish Slang for Love

Love is in the air! El Amor is the dictionary word for “love.” Here are some slang terms for love and a few terms of endearment from around the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Slang Insults

These Spanish slang insults are funny ways to poke fun at your friends. But be careful not to use them with the wrong people, because they’re really not nice things to say. These are just for fun!

  • Boludo  — Literal translation is “big balls,” but it’s commonly used as a friendly insult meaning “idiot” or “jerk.” (Argentina) 
  • Cabrón — Can be used as both an insult or a term of endearment, depending on the context. As an insult, it means “bastard” or “jerk.” (Mexico)
  • Maricón  — A derogatory term for a gay man or a man who is perceived to be weak or effeminate. In some Latin American countries, it’s also used to mean “coward.”
  • Huevón  — Similar to boludo in Argentina, it means “lazy” or “stupid.” (Chile/Peru) 
  • Pendejo  — Used to insult someone who is perceived to be foolish, naïve or gullible. (Mexico)
  • Gilipollas  — Similar to pendejo, it’s used to insult someone who is perceived to be foolish or annoying. (Spain) 
  • Pelotudo  — Another way of saying boludo or huevón, it means “idiot” or “lazy.” (Argentina/Uruguay) 
  • Jodido  — Depending on the context, it can mean “effed up” or “messed up.” As an insult, it can be used to call someone a “pain in the butt.”
  • Chingón  — Can be used as an insult, but also as a term of endearment or admiration. As an insult, it means “badass” or “arrogant.” (Mexico)
  • Chuchín  — Used to refer to someone who is perceived to be small, weak, or insignificant. It can also mean “coward.” (Nicaragua)

Spanish Slang from Around the World

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Vamo  — Let’s go

Literal meaning: Let’s go

This is the shortened version of vamos (let’s go). It’s just a quicker way to get the crowd moving!

¡Vamo! (Let’s go!)

Me cae gordo — I don’t like him, he bothers me

Literal meaning: I find him fat

Even though it definitely sounds like it, this phrase isn’t for calling someone fat! Me cae gordo means that you don’t like someone or they rub you the wrong way.

You usually use this phrase when it’s a first impression or a gut feeling.

Mi nuevo jefe me cae gordo(My new boss bothers me.)

Chulo — Cool, attractive

Literal meaning: Neat

In Spain, it’s common to use the word chulo (neat, lovely) in place of bonito (pretty). It can also be used to say that something’s “cool.”

On the other hand, if you use chulo to refer to a person in Spain, it can have a negative connotation that the person’s conceited.

In Latin America chulo takes on a slightly different meaning as it usually refers to an attractive man.

¡Qué chulo! (How cool!)

Papi chulo. (Hot stuff.)

Vale — Okay, yes

Literal meaning: “It’s worth” or “ticket”

If someone tells you something and you want to confirm that you’ve heard, say vale (okay).

You can also use it in place of the word “yes” when someone asks you a question.

¡Vale! (Okay!)

Cuatro gatos — Small gathering

Literal meaning: Four cats

This one is easy to remember and can boost conversational skills a ton because it’s so versatile.

Use it when trying to say there was a small number of people present.

¿La fiesta? Eran cuatro gatos. (The party? There were just a few of us.)

Papa frita — Dumb person

Literal meaning: French fry

This term is useful for moments when either you or someone you know makes a silly mistake. It teases, lightens a situation and generally makes people smile.

Papa frita, vas por el camino equivocado. (Dummy, you’re going the wrong way.)

Mosca — An annoying person

Literal meaning: Fly

We’ve all dealt with annoying flies that just won’t leave you alone. This is why people often use the same word to describe a person that’s annoying!

No le hagas caso. ¡Es una mosca! (Don’t listen to him. He’s annoying!)

Pasar el mono a pelo — To go cold turkey

Literal meaning: Pass the monkey bareback

This refers to stopping something suddenly, like a bad habit or even a luxury that may be eating away at a budget.

Él no está bebiendo cerveza hoy. Está tratando de pasar el mono a pelo. (He’s not drinking beer today. He’s trying to go cold turkey.)

Mano — Homie, bro

Literal meaning: Short for hermano (it actually means “hand” in Spanish, though that’s just a coincidence)

Since this is the abbreviated version of the Spanish word for brother, it makes sense that this is like saying “bro.”

Vamos al partido de baloncesto esta noche, mano. (We’ll go to the basketball game tonight, homie.)

Babosa / Baboso — Dimwit, idiot

Literal meaning: Slug

A babosa often used to say “dimwit” or someone who’s gullible. This ends up being used a lot in reference to a dumb blonde.

However you should use this word with caution: While in some places it might be light-hearted, in most of Central America it means “idiot”—or worse.

Ese tipo es un baboso(That guy is an idiot.)

Un depre  — A downer

Literal meaning: A depress

You probably know a person who always has something negative to say no matter what, right? Well, that person is a depre.

No me gusta estar con Miguel, es un depre(I don’t like being with Miguel, he is a downer.)

Porfa — Please

Literal meaning: Abbreviated “por favor”

This is a way to say please in a quicker manner. Since it’s just the shortened version of “por favor,” the literal and slang meanings are the same.

Me gustaría un café, porfa. (I’d like a coffee, please.)

Spanish Slang from Spain

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Tío / Tía — Friend, guy, girl

Literal meaning: Uncle / aunt 

One of my young Spanish friends was always talking about this tío (uncle) and that tía (aunt) and I was convinced he had a huge family.

WRONG! In Spain, tío and tía are used to refer to a friend, or often just anyone in general.

¡Eh, tía! ¿Qué tal? (Hey girl! How are you?)

¿Viste ese tío? Se veía súper enojado. (Did you see that guy? He looked really angry.)

Chaval  / Chavala — Kid, youngster

Literal meaning: N/A

I like to think of these terms as the younger versions of tío and tía.

While you’re in Spain, you’ll likely come across gaggles of teens loitering in the street… yep, those are chavales (young people).

Interestingly, chaval comes from the Caló language and means “boy.”

Los chavales hoy no tienen buenos modales. (The young people today don’t have good manners.)

Me importa un pimiento  — It doesn’t matter

Literal meaning: It matters a pepper to me

While we don’t have a phrase exactly like this in English, you can probably gather its meaning: that you don’t really care, or it isn’t worth your time or effort.

If you want to change it up a little, pimiento is commonly exchanged with pepino (cucumber), comino (cumin) and rábano (radish)!

La boda me importa un pimiento(I could care less about the wedding.)

Ser la leche  — That’s sick

Literal meaning: To be the milk

Ser la leche can mean both being really amazing or being awful.

It may seem bizarre that the exact same phrase can mean exactly two opposite things, but we do the same in English.

Think of the slang word “sick,” which can either mean disgusting (negative) or really cool (positive).

“¡Vamos al concierto de Bad Bunny!” (We’re going to the Bad Bunny concert!)

“¡Es la leche!” (That’s sick!)

Mala pata  — Bad luck

Literal meaning: Bad paw

Sometimes people carry around a rabbit’s foot for good luck. If you have a bad paw, you’re carrying around bad luck instead of good luck like a rabbit’s foot.

Son las cinco y acaba de entrar un cliente, qué mala pata(It’s five o’clock and a customer just walked in, what bad luck.)

Ir a tapear  — To go for tapas

Literal meaning: N/A

Tapas are a type of appetizer that’s specific to Spain. When someone wants to ir a tapear it means that they want to go out and get tapas.

Tapear isn’t really even a verb anywhere but in Spain.

¿Vamos a tapear esta noche? (Are we going to eat tapas tonight?)

Ser majo maja  — To be nice

Literal meaning: A Madrid resident from a popular neighborhood known for its colorful dress and arrogant attitudes (18th and 19th centuries)

If a Spaniard says that you’re majo, they mean that you’re simpático (nice). 

María siempre ayuda a sus amigas cuando están tristes. Ella es tan maja. (Maria always helps her friends when they’re sad. She’s so nice.)

Los viejos — Parents

Literal meaning: The elderly

Young people in Spain sometimes refer to their parents as los viejos (the elderly) in the presence of friends and, depending on their relationship with their parents, a few might also use it to directly address their parents.

In these cases, it’s more like saying “my old man” in an affectionate and playful way.

Quiero salir pero mis viejos me obligan a quedarme y cuidar a mi sobrino. (I want to go out but my parents told me I have to stay and look after my nephew.)

Estar como una cabra — To be crazy

Literal meaning: To be like a goat

If you have a batty great aunt who hoards tinfoil, you might refer to her (lovingly, of course) with estar como una cabra (to be crazy).

This word will always be feminine, no matter who it’s used for.

Mi abuelo está como una cabra. Piensa que los extraterrestres visitan su casa cada domingo. (My grandpa is crazy. He thinks that aliens visit his house every Sunday.)

Guay — Cool, great

Literal meaning: N/A

If you like something because it’s cool, awesome or you get the picture… you can say that it’s guay (cool).

You can also use it as a more excited “okay” or “great.”

¡Qué guay! (How cool!)

Molar — To like

Literal meaning: Molar (tooth)

This one is also derived from the Caló language, and it’s a verb that means “to be worth it.”

However, in the case of Spanish slang, it’s used to mean “to like,” and is used in the same way as the verb gustar (to like). 

Maria me mola. (I like Maria.)

Comerse el coco — Overthink

Literal meaning: Eat one’s coconut

When you have something on your mind and you think constantly about it, this is the term that’ll apply to that situation.

Se está comiendo el coco y se está volviendo loco. (He’s overthinking and driving himself crazy.)

Qué pasada — Cool, amazing

Literal meaning: What a craze

If you travel to Spain, you may hear this snappy expression a lot. This basically means that something is cool or that it’s very good. 

¿Compraste zapatos nuevos a la venta? ¡Qué pasada! (You bought new shoes on sale? That’s amazing!)

Cotilla — A busybody or person who gossips

Literal meaning: Gossip

This refers to someone who is gossiping or someone who needs to know everyone’s business and is adept at poking into things that aren’t any of their concern.

Esa mujer es una cotilla. Ella siempre está escuchando secretos. (That woman is a busybody. She’s always listening to secrets.)

Ir a su bola — To do their own thing

Literal meaning: Go to one’s ball

If someone decides to ir a su bola it means that they’re going to do their own thing.

There’s a slight negative connotation associated with this phrase, as if the person is going against logic or not being considerate of others in their decision to do their own thing.

Ella no viene a nuestras fiestas, ella va a su bola. (She doesn’t come to our parties, she does her own thing.)

Spanish Slang from Latin America

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Wey — Dude

Literal meaning: N/A

This term actually began as buey, which means “ox.” Over time it evolved into güey (used some decades ago), into the wey we know today!

The term is used to call someone “dude,” and refers to a friend or other individual. It’s used exclusively in Mexico.

¿Wey, quieres ir al cine? (Dude, want to go to the movies?)

Mula — Dumb, stupid

Literal meaning: Mule

This term is used in Guatemala to reference someone’s lack of intelligence.

It isn’t a very nice slang word that would be used to make new friends but you might use it with people you’re familiar with.

¡Mula! (Stupid!).

¡Qué chilero! — Cool, very good

Literal meaning: N/A

This sweet little Guatemalan phrase pretty much covers anything that’s agreeable.

Use it to show appreciation for food, shopping, events or whatever else comes your way!

Vamos a nadar. (We’re going swimming).

¡Qué chilero! (Cool!)

Chido — Very good

Literal meaning: N/A

Although believed to have originated in Costa Rica, in Mexico, they use this to say something is very good.

¿Le gusta la comida? ¡Qué chido! (He likes the food? Very good!)

Ese — Homie

Literal meaning: That

There’s not much explanation for this one, but you will certainly hear it a lot in Mexico!

Nos vemos en el antro, ese. (I’ll see you at the club, homie.)

¡Órale! — Okay, hurry up, nice

Literal meaning: N/A

This one can be used for quite a few situations. It can be used when you’re in a hurry to say “let’s go.” It can be used to agree with something or it can be used to express your surprise. 

According to RAE, this word originated from ahora le (meaning “now”)—where le is simply added to further emphasize the interjection.

Necesito ir a la playa por favor. (I need to go to the beach please)

¡Órale! (Let’s go!)

Galla — Girl

Literal meaning: Rooster

Gallo (rooster) has been turned into a feminine form to refer to a girl in Chile. If you use this word you might just sound like a local in Chile!

Ella es una linda galla. (She’s a cute girl.)

Bacán — Cool

Literal meaning: N/A

This is what you’ll hear for “cool” in several countries in South America, like Columbia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.

It’s actually a word of Genoese origin, meaning “master.” 

¡Mira, qué bacán! (Look, how cool!)

¿Qué hubo? — What’s up?

Literal meaning: What was there?

In Colombia, as in many other parts of the world, it’s common for people to greet each other with the expression “What’s up?”

This Colombian slang is just an offbeat twist on the common phrase.

Hola Mariana, ¿qué hubo? (Hey Mariana, what’s up?)

Chévere — Cool

Literal meaning: N/A

Yet another way to say “cool.” This one is most common in Venezuela and Columbia!

Its actual etymology is uncertain, but the most accepted theory is that it comes from the Kalabari language (Nigeria) where chebere means “wonderful” or “excellent.”

Podemos reunirnos en el restaurante. (We can meet at the restaurant.)

¡Chévere! (Cool!)

Nena — Girl

Literal meaning: Baby

Puerto Rican slang is vivid and often descriptive, but one of its simplest words is nena (girl). This can reference almost any female, from toddler age up into adulthood.

However, calling someone who is of advanced years, like someone’s mother or grandmother, this would be disrespectful.

¡Te ves hermosa hoy, nena! (You look beautiful today, girl!)

Pura vida — good vibes, simple life

Literal meaning: Pure life

This Costa Rican phrase sums up the way of life in this beautiful country perfectly.

Costa Ricans value kindness and simplicity and use this phrase as a greeting or a way to wish you a happy life.

Bienvenido a la tienda, ¡pura vida! (Welcome to the shop, good vibes!)

Buena onda — Good vibe

Literal meaning: Good wave

This is a way for you to say “good vibes” or “cool” in countries like Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Mexico. 

Eres buena onda(You are cool/nice.)

Vaina — Thing, stuff

Literal meaning: Scabbard

This word is very popular in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. It is used to say “thing” or “stuff.”

It can be used in several contexts but keep in mind that it is usually not a positive term, although it doesn’t always have to be negative either.

¿Qué es esa vaina? (What is that thing?)

¿Qué bolá? — What’s up?

Literal meaning: What’s ball?

This is a very common greeting in Cuba. You would often use this phrase instead of cómo estás when asking how someone is.

¿Buenos días, qué bolá? (Good morning, what’s up?)

Ofi — Okay, sure

Literal meaning: Short for oficial (official)

This is a way just to say “okay” or “sure,” and is most often used in Panama.

¿Quieres ir a tomar un café? (Do you want to go for coffee?)

Ofi. (Sure.)

Argentine Slang

There are 20 Spanish-speaking countries in the world, and each has its own Spanish slang, accent and dialect.

Read on to see a few of the most common slang terms from each country. Note that some of these can be used as slang in multiple countries!

  • Che  — A common way to address someone in Argentina, sort of like “hey” or “dude” in English. It can also be used to get someone’s attention.
  • Bondi  — Bus, the primary mode of public transportation in Argentina.
  • Boliche  — Nightclub bar.
  • Guita  — Money.
  • Re  — Very or really. For example, “Estoy re cansado” would mean “I’m really tired.”
  • Buena onda  — Someone cool or chill.
  • Fideo  — Noodle, often used as a playful way to refer to a person with a skinny or lanky build.

Bolivian Slang

  • Huayco  — Used to describe a sudden and heavy rainfall, which can cause flooding and landslides.
  • Volador  — A hit-and-run accident, where a driver hits someone and then immediately flees the scene.
  • Cholito  — Used to refer to indigenous Bolivians, particularly women, who wear traditional dress.
  • Papita  — Easy or simple, often used to describe a task that is not difficult.
  • Chuqui / chuta  — Used to refer to someone who’s ugly or unattractive.
  • Macho  — Strong or tough, often used to describe someone who is resilient or determined.

Chilean Slang

  • Pololo  — Boyfriend or girlfriend in Chilean slang.
  • Cachai  — Used to mean “do you understand?” or “get it?”
  • Fome  — Boring or uninteresting.
  • Caleta  — A lot or a ton.
  • Taco  — Traffic or a traffic jam.
  • Cuico  — Someone upper class or snobby.
  • Pichanga  — A casual game of soccer or another sport.
  • Copete  — Alcohol liquor.

Colombian Slang

  • Chimba  — Cool or great, but can also mean terrible or awful, depending on the context.
  • Mono  — This means “blonde,” but can also be used as a term of endearment for someone with fair skin or light hair.
  • Guachar  — To watch or to keep an eye on.
  • Ñero  —Someone from a poor or working-class background.
  • Chuspa  — Bag or backpack.
  • Sapo  — Snitch or tattletale, often used to describe someone who gossips or spreads rumors.

Cuban Slang

  • Chivatón  — Snitch or tattletale.
  • Jinetero  — Used to describe someone who works in the tourism industry, often as a hustler or a guide.
  • Yuma  — This is a slang word for the United States, used to refer to the country or to someone from the U.S.
  • Pingüino  — Fool or a jerk.
  • Candela  — This means fire or flame in Cuban slang, but can also be used to describe a difficult situation.
  • Fula  — Fake or counterfeit.
  • Luchar  — To fight or to struggle, often used in political contexts.

Dominican Slang

  • Guagua  — Bus.
  • Jeva  — Girlfriend or a significant other.
  • Chapear  — To kiss or to make out.
  • Yeyo  — Cocaine.
  • Tiguere  — Used to describe a street smart person, often with a bit of a bad reputation.
  • Vaina  — Thing, often used to refer to a difficult or frustrating situation.
  • Fiao  — Owing someone money, often used in the context of informal loans between friends or family.

Ecuadorian Slang

Guatemalan Slang

Honduran Slang

  • Catracho  — Used to describe a person from Honduras.
  • Chito  — Quiet or hush.
  • Feriado  — Day off or holiday.
  • Goma  — Hangover.
  • Lempira  — This is a slang term for “money,” named after the Honduran currency.
  • Papada  — Double chin.
  • Pinche  — Used to express anger or frustration, similar to the English word “darn.”

Mexican Slang

  • Neta  — Truth or honestly.
  • Padre  — Cool or awesome, similar to chido.
  • Qué onda  — Slang expression for “what’s up” or “how’s it going?”
  • Chingar  — A slang verb that can be used in many ways, but often means “to mess with” or “to screw over.”
  • Carnal  — Brother or close friend.
  • Mota  — Used to refer to marijuana.

Nicaraguan Slang

  • Chavalo  — A young person, teenager or child.
  • Pisto  — Cash or money in general.
  • Tuanis  — Cool, great, or awesome.
  • Dar candela  — Used when someone is teasing or joking around with another person.
  • Chanfle  — An exclamation of surprise, frustration or disappointment.
  • Bacanal  — A party or social gathering.
  • Fresa  — Someone snobbish or pretentious.
  • Pinolero  — Someone from Nicaragua or something related to Nicaragua.

Panamanian Slang

  • Chombo  — Used to refer to a person from Panama.
  • Chuleta  — Someone smart or talented.
  • Plena  — Used to express agreement with something or someone.
  • Camote  — Something or someone awkward or uncomfortable.
  • Patacones  — A popular Panamanian snack made of flattened and fried plantains.
  • Ñame  — Used to insult someone who is perceived as stupid or foolish.
  • Guayabo  — Hangover, or the unpleasant feeling after consuming too much alcohol.
  • Mopri  — A motorcycle or motorbike.

Paraguayan Slang

  • Jopara  — Refers to the mix of Spanish and Guarani language spoken in Paraguay.
  • Ña  — A woman or lady.
  • Guampa  — A traditional Paraguayan drinking vessel made from a cow’s horn.
  • Kurépa  — A traditional Paraguayan food made from cornmeal.
  • Juga  — Playing a game or sport.
  • Churro  — A mess or chaos.
  • Poronguero  — A person who makes and sells mate gourds, a popular Paraguayan drinking vessel.
  • Tereré  — A traditional Paraguayan drink made from yerba mate, served cold.
  • Pora  — Someone lazy or unmotivated.

Peruvian Slang

Puerto Rican Slang

  • Wepa  — A common greeting used to say hello or what’s up.
  • Janguear  — The act of hanging out with friends.
  • Coger  — Used to describe the act of catching or grabbing something.
  • Yal  — A girl.
  • Boricua  — Used to describe a person from Puerto Rico.
  • Jevi  — Cool or awesome.

El Salvadorian Slang

Uruguayan Slang

Venezuelan Slang

  • Chamo  — A boy or girl.
  • Arrecho  — Someone angry or frustrated.
  • Verga  — Used as a curse word or to express frustration, similar to the English F-word.
  • Chupe  — An alcoholic drink, typically beer or liquor.
  • Pelo  — Money.
  • Estar pelando  — Used to describe being broke or not having money.
  • Guiso  — A scam or swindle.

How to Practice Spanish Slang

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The best way to pick up slang is through listening to native speakers and how they use slang themselves.

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I also recommend downloading a language exchange app. You can make friends with Spanish speakers from the specific country you want, allowing you to easily and quickly learn that country’s slang.

Finally, using a modern dictionary app like SpanishDict will show you the colloquial version of words you look up (if there is one) and where each term is from. This lets you learn slang even when you aren’t trying to!


With these Spanish slang words, you’ll sound like a native in no time.

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