For our third meeting, we decided to do it over Discord. Initially, we wanted to do it after our courses, but we both agreed that we would prefer to do it at home.
The topic for this meeting is how slang is used in Denmark and Spain. Spanish language, like other languages in rich in slang words which are mostly used between friends and family.
A few examples are:
A word that you will always hear when going to Spain is “vale”. You can use “vale” to say: sounds good/alright/ok/fine.
Spanish English Danish
Vale Alright/ok/fine Ok/ I orden
¡Venga, vale! Alright, fine! Ok, Fint!
Que vá, tío No way, man Det kan ikke passe
Tío/tía Bro/Sis (Normally means uncle/auntie) Makker
¡Venga ya, hombre! Come on, man! Kom nu, mand!
Buenas o ’nas What’s up Hva så?
Pasta Money Penge
Ven pa’ca Come over here Kom herover
Ser buena gente To be a cool guy At være sej/fed
Ser un coñazo To be a pain in the ass At være irriterende
Estar en pelotas To be naked At være nøgen
I particularly enjoyed this meeting. We had fun and Nicolai seemed to be enjoying the way Spanish people say these kinds of things, and his pronunciation is actually spot on! Although for me, it was rather difficult as everyone knows Danish pronunciation is quite a challenge. One little mistake and the word means a completely different thing! Overall, is was an enjoyable experience and we later went to the avanto with a couple friends to get a taste of the Finnish culture! 😀