Spanish phrases handy in Cuba
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 5:16 PM Last Post By: sayeh
Jan 21, 2013 7:00 AM
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Jan 21, 2013 2:46 PM
3Think about it. How exactly do you want to come across? Think about the differences between, for example, Territorian and North Queensland Indigenous slang and idiom - apart from language itself. Think about how it comes across when someone who doesn't speak English comes out with for example 'she'll be apples'. A wee bit charming, but also meaningless, and it really does wander into the flamin' idiot category :)
I thought I was pretty clever when I learnt 'que bolá from Charanga Habanera but in Santiago they just laughed at me.
Much better would be - in my opinion - to ask Cuban people when you're there, or perhaps to buy the app Cuban Dichos and share these with your new Cuban 'frens' - much more entertaining for both parties!
Jan 21, 2013 3:25 PM
Jan 21, 2013 7:22 PM
Don't forget the L for the R as in "mi amol" or " Vivo en Alamal" and so on.......
As for the " que bola" thing, dosn't really work for the older generation, me included, very well. Try " que vuelta " next time, jejeje.
Try a search and there are or were a few sights with phrases, Cuban slang, you might be looking for.
Try this at the market : Chama hecheme ciinco libras de carne en la Jaba p'que hay una tremenda rumba en guao.
I'm sure someone will correct me on this as I don't talk this way but I do talk with a Cuban accent.
Jan 21, 2013 10:06 PM
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Jan 24, 2013 11:42 PM
93 phrases I found useful in Cuba.
The often handy 'no mi moleste'.
The term 'dodgy', interesting times trying to convince street cigar sellers that the correct term in english for muy bueno (very good) is 'dodgy'. Offer tourists 'dodgy cigars'.
'Se rompio' - explained a number of things I saw and experienced.
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