Would you like to speak like a Malagueño?
In our school, we not only give you the opportunity to learn Spanish, but also give you a number of tips and advice to master the language of the Malagueños. Ready to discover?
How does a Malagueño speak?
We can not deny that the language of Malagueños is peculiar, because there are some words and phrases that you find strange, but they come from Malaga. In this article we summarize some of the most popular and well-known. You will not want to miss these!
Canío / compadre y niña / rubia: both words are often used to refer to men and women of all ages in Málaga
Potaero: if you did something bad.
Portañica: zipper (when open).
Perita: it says you like something: it’s “guay” (cool).
Pero: a big apple.
Bascoso: uncomfortable (due to the heat).
Bulla: the rush.
Expressions in Málaga
¡Nove qué terral!: this is used when it is very warm outside.
¡Fó, vieo, que pelúa hace!: this term is used to draw attention to the cold.
Ser un paco o un papafrita: refers to a person who is a “fool”. If he can hug himself, he is called “pinfloi”.
Te alargo?: Shall I take you?
Hacer el gato o la bacalá: lying.
Hacerse una piarda: skip a class.
Meaning of some meals in Malaga
If you like Málaga’s cuisine and good food, you should order the following things in Málaga. And when you discover them on a menu, you know what they mean.
Gazpachuelo: fish soup.
Espeto: Lolly roasted sardines.
Campero: typical sandwiches topped with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, etc. (there are many different varieties).
Boquerones victorianos: fried fish.
Cafelitos: in Malaga you do not drink coffee, you drink a cafelito.
Tejeringos: thick churros.
So, when you travel to Malaga soon, you now know which sentences and words you need to learn. If you listen, you will know what they mean and if you dare you can use them too. Some are very useful!
Remember, we not only help you to learn Spanish, if you are passionate about Malaga we can help you as well.
What surprised you most about the Malagueños?