Matatenas - Jacks

If you are travelling to Mexico and you are bringing your children along, you will have to be able to tell them what a game is called, you need to know their Mexican name so they can play it with newly made friends, and who knows, maybe by doing so you'll remember some happy times yourself.

Deborah G.
¡Aliviánate!

¡Aliviánate! is a colloquial way of saying: relax, chill, calm down, simmer down, you get the idea.

Deborah G.
Calaveras

Calavera.
Have you heard this word before?If so, probably you are already imagining a skull or a celebration of the Day of the Dead. But did it bring up the image of a car at night with its lights on? If you don't speak Mexican, it probably didn't.

Deborah G.
Aguate and aguatarse

Aguate and aguatarse; two words that are probably as foreign to you, as the delicious fruit in which you can find or get them, yet you can hear those words on a daily basis in Mexico.

Deborah G.
Me late

Spanish, much like English has many verbs and nouns to describe an intuition (una intuición), a hunch (una corazonada) or a sixth sense (un sexto sentido).
Mexican Spanish adds one more, one idiomatic expression (used informally) that comes straight from the heart: "latirle algo a alguien".

Deborah G.
¡Aguas!

If you are in Mexico and you hear ¡aguas! don't look for water, look for something that can hurt or harm you

Deborah G.
I SPEAK MEXiCAN

Have you ever wondered if the English, French or Spanish language you speak is any different from the one spoken in other countries?

Deborah G.