If you are going to visit Mexico, you must know these typical localisms and idioms, and their meaning.
Over the years, Mexican culture has created a large number of unique expressions and words to be able to say everything that was previously unknown how to communicate.
The millenary culture of Mexico includes the Mayan and Aztec eras, among many others, but in today’s article we will focus on how they use the Spanish language with its most identifying idioms and localisms.
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Typical words and expressions of Mexico
Many of these words and expressions contain meaning that can be used in any type of conversation or informal chat. Has it ever happened to you that you don’t understand the meaning of any of them?
Here we present a selection of 90 Mexican words and expressions (with their meaning) that perhaps you did not know what they wanted to express.
Expression used to answer a phone call.
It is a way of affirming something.
It is often used to refer to walking through shopping centers and hanging out.
He is told that he is young / adolescent.
It is an expression used when you are angry or disappointed.
The literal translation would be: ugly.
7. Bad hour.
It refers to when someone is a bad person.
Buy something for someone else.
It is a widely used informal greeting.
It comes from the English expression watch which means “look” or “look at that”.
11. To give him what is mole de olla.
Do something in a hurry and running.
12. A good cuber eye.
Calculate something by making a rough estimate.
13. Hold rod.
It refers to fulfilling what we have promised.
14. Go see if the sow has already given birth.
Phrase used to tell someone to leave where we are.
15. You’re doing out of the potty.
When someone is disoriented or doesn’t know where they are.
16. Scare me skull.
Expression that is used to show someone that we are not afraid of him.
17. Lower your eggs.
Phrase used to try to calm someone’s spirits.
18. Whistling and clapping.
This phrase is used to tell someone better not touch anything.
19. Like the dog with the two cakes.
When someone is undecided between several solutions.
20. Give me the challenge.
It is used to tell someone to pass an object away from us.
21. From a staple.
It refers to when something is free or free to use.
22. Brown billet.
When we want a little or a variety of everything.
23. You left the viper screeching.
When we provoke a fight or argument and flee, leaving the problem to those left behind.
24. Cast cheek.
It is used to talk about when we bother someone on a recurring basis.
An expression that means that we have had intimate relationships with someone.
26. It is the net.
It refers to what is totally true or true.
27. He’s an old green tail.
This phrase speaks of when an old man is attracted to young women.
28. He is shaken.
It means that you are sad or emotionally sensitive.
29. It’s Canyon.
Talk about when something is complicated or difficult to do.
30. Pancho has dinner tonight.
A statement to refer to that today we will maintain relationships.
31. Be up to flip flops.
It is said of one who spent consuming alcohol or was drunk.
32. Become a gourd.
When we have knowledge of something but we tell others that it is not the case.
33. Make me stop.
Phrase used to ask a friend or colleague for help.
34. Come on.
Someone is told to get going.
35. They took out the mole.
It refers to someone having blood drawn.
36. They caught him swallowing pinole.
When you are caught off guard or unexpectedly.
37. You caught me on a curve.
Someone is told to explain that we were distracted.
38. He threw the horse on me.
It means that someone attacked us for no reason.
39. I started throwing the roe.
Referring to that we got ready to rest.
40. Shake the boat.
It mostly refers to when we go out to dance.
41. Not even going to dance in Chalma.
When something no longer has a solution or can no longer be changed.
42. There is no fart.
When there is no problem, it is mostly used to affirm something.
43. Do not stain.
It means that we cannot believe what they tell us or we are stunned.
44. Don’t play the part.
The one we want is told to pay us more attention.
45. Pray then.
When we affirm something emphatically or want to encourage someone to do something.
46. Put on the one from Puebla.
We are going to divide this between the two.
47. What a shame.
It is used to refer to something that went wrong or is of poor quality.
48. What a cure.
This expression is used for when we remember something funny that happened before.
49. What a wave.
It is a type of informal greeting very widespread in Mexico.
50. What a father.
When something or someone surprises us very positively.
51. What fart?
How are you? or how are you? would be what it comes to mean.
52. What a pex.
Another widely used greeting in this Latin culture.
53. What a show.
It would be something similar to what happens? but influenced by the proximity of this country to the USA.
54. Stay at six.
When we were surprised by something that happened.
55. The jarocha was made.
When we undergo a sex change operation.
56. He went into the kitchen.
When we meddle in matters that are not of our interest.
57. Know the ball.
An expression that is used to say that we do not know something or have no record.
58. The squirrel yells at you.
It refers to when someone has bad body odor or lack of cleanliness.
59. You go overboard.
This expression is said to someone who thinks he is smarter than he really is.
60. Pulling bar.
When someone is lazy or does not work properly.
61. We go in the truck for some morras.
We are going in the truck to pick up some friends, this would be the normal way to express this phrase.
62. Ya chole.
When we don’t want more of something or we are fed up.
63. The chahuistle has already fallen.
It is said of the one that they managed to catch or was captured.
64. You already have me until the cake.
When someone has managed to enrage us or is unnerving us.
65. You don’t even furnish it anymore.
This expression is used when someone insists us so much about something that we prefer not to.
66. The chahuistle has already fallen on us.
It means that someone discovered us or caught us doing something.
67. Already done.
This phrase is used to warn someone that they may be in trouble.
68. You already peeled it.
We can use this phrase to tell someone that they have already lost the opportunity they had.
69. They already hit the gum.
When two people start a relationship or courtship.
70. The clown already loaded us.
It refers to when something goes wrong or we miss the opportunity.
71. I deserve it.
In a moment we will have everything ready.
72. They already have a balcony.
It means that they exposed someone or told their shame.
73. Already nailed the pick.
When someone falls asleep wherever they are.
74. I’m going to get the soup out of him.
We are going to make him confess, want to extract information from that person.
75. Lie down the roll.
We can use this phrase to tell someone to stop commenting on something in bad taste.
76. You are going to give yourself a frog.
This phrase is used to warn that we are going to get hurt or hurt.
77. You think you’re very here, right?
This expression is said to one who has a very high ego.
78. So much fart to shit watery.
When we try very hard to achieve something and achieve very little.
79. He got up to his hands.
This phrase refers to one who got drunk until he lost consciousness.
80. Canoe is watering.
When someone is very excited by another person.
81. He was left with a “what” face.
It is used to express that someone was very surprised.
82. What deals.
This is one of the most common forms of greeting in Mexico.
83. What a roll.
This phrase is also a very common type of greeting that is used in certain communities in this country.
84. How hairy the cochi is.
It refers to something that will be done yes or yes.
85. What a kick.
A greeting that is used with people we trust.
86. What a carnal wave.
This type of greeting is the most fraternal used in Mexico.
87. How cured.
When we mean that something that happened was very funny or was very good.
88. How cool.
It refers to something being very positive or good.
89. What a snack.
It means that something that happened was very funny or funny.
90. Do not back down.
It is used to tell someone that they must fulfill what they promised.