Mexican Phrases

A useful collection of Mexican Phrases

The following phrases will help you fit in the first moment you go to Mexico. Everyone will understand you, everyone will appreciate that you are trying to speak (at least some) Mexican Spanish. It is absolutely vital to know some of these phrases as you may be in a situation where nobody speaks good English and you have to communicate in Spanish what ever you want to say.

Here is the funniest Mexican Word of the Day collection I have seen in a long time! Check it out:

However, if you want to learn more phrases I highly recommend you get a personal Spanish tutor to teach you on a regular basis. Why don’t you try to get Spanish tutoring online? It is so easy to learn Spanish over the Internet with all the interactive multimedia possibilities you have.

1)  Mexican Spanish: ¡Orale, güey!

     English: Right on, dude!

2) Mexican Spanish: Soy estadounidense.

    English: I’m from the U.S.

3)  Mexican Spanish:Soy australiano/a.

     English: I’m Australian.

4) Mexican Spanish: Soy canadiense.

    English: I’m Canadian.

5)  Mexican Spanish: Soy inglés(a).

     English: I’m English.

6) Mexican Spanish: ¿Habla inglés?

    English: Do you speak English?

7)  Mexican Spanish: No hablo español.

     English: I don’t speak Spanish.

8) Mexican Spanish: No entiendo.

    English: I don’t understand.

9)  Mexican Spanish: ¿Cómo se dice…?

     English: How do you say…

10) Mexican Spanish: Más despacio.

    English: More slowly.

11)  Mexican Spanish: ¿Podria repetir, por favor?

     English: Please repeat that.

12) Mexican Spanish: Ya viene la poli. Estáte trucha.

    English: Here come the cops. Be on your toes.

¿Que honda?

This is one of the Mexican phrases that you might want to learn and use, particularly with your friends. The literal translation would be “what wave”. In slang, it means, “What’s up?” Here are a few other phrases that are also used as “what’s up” greetings. Also: Que hubo? Que pex? Que tal?

Estoy loco por ti.

Literally, this means “I am becoming crazy for you” or “I am changing to insane for you”. In slang or common usage, it means “I love you”.


About Mexican Spanish:

As it happens, the Spanish language is spoken by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. And everywhere it is spoken in a slightly different variation. This is not to say that Mexicans and Argentines don’t understand each other. But what it does mean is that there are words you use in one place, that you simply don’t use in another place. Mexican Spanish has assumed quite an important role in the Spanish speaking AND the English speaking world due to the proximity of Mexico with the USA.

The Spanish language came to Mexico by means of being a Spanish colony. The Spanish spoken in Spain then evolved differently from the Spanish spoken in Mexico. This is why there are words, phrases and expressions in Mexican Spanish, that are not commonly used, or sometimes totally unknown to people from Spain.

This site is an attempt to collect all the features of Mexican Spanish that are different from the Spanish spoken in other places.

Feel free to contribute to the collection as it should be ever expanding.

Happy Spanish learning!

Saludos, the Mexican-Spanish Team


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Useful Links:

To get an overview of what Mexican Spanish means and where it comes from you can start by looking at the Wikipedia article.

Mexican Spanish comes in most useful when you are traveling to the country or when you have business relations there. A site that can help you with a lot of background information for planning your trip and for many other things is this one:

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