The Meanings of Andale in Spanish

About Ándale in SpanishThe word Ándale is one of the most widely used terms in Mexican Spanish. It’s versatile and can be tricky to understand if you’ve never heard it before. But, if you learn how to use it correctly, it can really help your Spanish sound authentic! Ándale (tú) | Ándele (usted) In Mexico, ándale (tú) and ándele (usted) …

Fregado | What fregado means in Mexico

Fregado Meaning in Mexico Fregado is an informal slang word in Mexico that means “messed up” or “bad.” It’s also used as a general way to emphasize a complication or problem. In addition, the verb fregar(se) means to wash or scrub, but when used colloquially, it takes on a whole new meaning. In a colloquial sense, fregar(se) is often used …

What does neta mean in Spanish? Learn with Examples

Neta means truth in Spanish, but more naturally, it’s similar to “honestly,” “seriously” or “for real” in English. And if you’re going to speak with anyone from Mexico for more than a few minutes, learning what neta means in Spanish is going to be very helpful. Here’s why: Neta is colloquialKeep in mind that neta is a very colloquial phrase …

What does Wey mean in Spanish? It has 2 very different meanings in Mexico

About Wey or Güey in MexicoWey is one of the most widely used slang words in Mexican Spanish. The correct spelling for the word is güey, but when written in a text or email it’s usually spelled like how it sounds, wey. It’s a versatile word that has two common but completely different definitions. Check out these examples to help …

8 Modern Telenovelas to Learn Spanish

TELENOVELAS TO LEARN SPANISHDid you know you can watch Telenovelas to learn Spanish? It’s true. Here at Doorway To Mexico, we’re all about learning Spanish and having fun at the same time. Our series of podcasts are designed to be as entertaining as possible so that learning comes easy! Similar to our podcasts, telenovelas can be a very enjoyable and …

No mames vs No Manches – How to use them correctly

Examining Two Mexican Slang Expressions No mames -versus- No manchesIf you spend a little time with someone from Mexico, there’s a good chance that at some point you’re going to bump into the expressions no mames or no manches. That is to say, they’re both extremely common and it’s important for students of Mexican Spanish to know how to use …

3 Important Spanish Suffixes – Ote, Ón, Azo

These Spanish suffixes generally help modify a word to indicate that it’s LARGER, more POWERFUL or of a higher QUALITY. However they have other uses. Depending on the context, they’re sometimes used more playfully, to add color or affection, or to emphasize the importance of an idea or statement. The 3 Spanish suffixes are:   Ote / OtaExample: Grande > GRANDOTE …

Understanding the popular Mexican slang phrase: A Todo Dar

Examining Two Mexican Slang Expressions A Todo Dar -versus- A Toda MadreTo understand the Spanish expression a todo dar, it’s important to also examine another common expression, a toda madre. I’m posting a screenshot of a short exchange I had with a work friend of mine from Mexico. He had asked me to do him a favor, and was texting …

Tocar Meaning | Tocar can mean many things!

TOCAR MEANING The Spanish verb tocar has multiple meanings. We generally use the verb tocar to mean ‘to touch,’ but it has a number of other meanings as well. Tocar is a very versatile verb with a variety of uses. Here are some examples to illustrate some of the most common ways that tocar is used in Spanish. Tocar = …

Órale meaning | The multiple meanings of órale in Mexico

Órale Meaning in MexicoIn Mexico, the word órale can have a number of different meanings, it all depends on the context. In this lesson we’ll present a variety of examples using the word órale so that you’ll be able to use it correctly, and sound as natural as possible. Orale meaning. How to use the word órale correctly in Mexico …