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I am trying to write an info sheet for parents on how to help your child learn/study Spanish if you don't know it. I want to start out with the idea that most people do know Spanish even if they think they don't. I am going to list some "loan words" but I also want to list some commercials, songs, TV shows that made a Spanish phrase popular.

 

So far I have:

 

Aye, caramba! from the Simpsons

El Nino - weather pattern

Yo quiero Taco Bell -- commercial

El Pollo Loco -- restaurant

 

Can you think of any other (not so much words but songs, commercials, phrases that are used in popular culture?)

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My daughter is currently living in Costa Rica, and "Pura Vida" is THE saying there! This is the definition:

 

Pura vida literally means "pure life", but the meaning is closer to "full of life", "purified life", "this is living!", "going great", or "cool!" It can be used as a greeting, as a word of farewell, to express satisfaction, or to politely express indifference when describing something.

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Guest Virginia Dawn
I am trying to write an info sheet for parents on how to help your child learn/study Spanish if you don't know it. I want to start out with the idea that most people do know Spanish even if they think they don't. I am going to list some "loan words" but I also want to list some commercials, songs, TV shows that made a Spanish phrase popular.

 

So far I have:

 

Aye, caramba! from the Simpsons

El Nino - weather pattern

Yo quiero Taco Bell -- commercial

El Pollo Loco -- restaurant

 

Can you think of any other (not so much words but songs, commercials, phrases that are used in popular culture?)

 

Que sera, sera- song

Adios amigos- phrase

La Cucaracha- song

 

Another: Mi casa es su casa. No problema. Ya, hombre! Si, senorita.

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Callete la boca (shut up)

 

Oooh, you would be in so much trouble in my husband's first grade classroom. LOL. :lol:

 

I don't even speak Spanish but I've learned this one by osmosis living in CA. Sometimes I hear the nicer "cierra la boca" but not remotely as often.

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Quien sabe? (to anything that is a mystery...who knows?)

 

Dios sabe. (God knows)

 

Asi es la vida. (that's life)

 

and one of my favorites, although I can't say it is popular. I heard a preacher use it many times in a sermon....

Estamos en acuerdo? (are we in agreement?)

and also Adelante! (forward!)

 

I love spanish, but didn't study...learned it by listening and paying attention while living in Honduras for a year. Great fun to learn a language that way.

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Gracias, chicas!

 

Excelente!

 

(Who knows the slang word for a bunch of older women in Spanish? :D)

 

Not one word, but:

 

How about "las senoras mejoras?" :-)

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