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 Malagueño. Ready to discover?
How does a Malagueño speak?
We can not deny that the language of Malagueño 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!
Main words of ‘malagueño’
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 Malagueño?