• What does “be red like a shrimp” or “move the skeleton” mean in Spanish? How can you shorten the words “weekend” or “flatmate” in everyday Spanish? Learn colloquial expressions for love, partying, the beach, people and much more.

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    Shortened words

    how you can say "bike" instead of "bicycle" in Spanish, and how you can shorten "compañero de piso".

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    Money problems

    how to say that you're always "skint" and don't have any "dosh" on you

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    Exclamations

    how you can throw in "cool" or "wicked" in a conversation in Spanish

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    Love

    how to say in Spanish that you "snogged someone" or that somebody "bats for the other team"

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    Party

    how to say in Spanish that you "have a hangover" after "living it up" the night before

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    Drinking

    how to say you "got pissed" after drinking some "little beers", then went to bed "in the wee hours"

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    Moods

    what it means when someone in Spain says that they "are done dust" or "have bad milk".

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    Pleased/Displeased 1

    how a Spaniard would say that the "dodgy" cinema round the corner shows really "lame" films.

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    Pleased/Displeased 2

    how you say in Spanish that something is just "so-so" or that someone is "really hot".

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    Parts of the Body

    what a Spaniard means if someone doesn't have "any noses" but has "a lot of snout"

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    The beach

    what a Spaniard means by tourists who "are like a shrimp" after "toasting themselves" on the beach

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    People

    how Spaniards say that their "folks" think the new girlfriend is a "snob".

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