Splang Saturday: 13 – Sayings Edition

No pasa nada. = “No big deal.” / “No worries.” / “Don’t worry about it.” — Sometimes in Andalucía you’ll hear a shortened form of it: No pasa na’.

Me da igual. = “I don’t care.” — used when presented with a choice and you have no particular preference

¡Qué fuerte! = “Wow!” — Indicates great surprise or amazement, which can have positive or negative connotations, depending on the context.

¡Apúntame! = “Sign me up!” / “Count me in!”

Me sacas de quicio. = “You’re annoying me.”

Estoy ya a las tres menos cuarto. = “I’m already at a quarter to three.” — so ready for bed, very tired

¡Me lo pido! = “Dibs!”

¡Mío! = “Dibs!”

La noche me confunde. = “The night confuses me.” — used as an excuse for your behavior after a crazy night of partying/drinking/general debauchery. This is one of my all-time favorite phrases — it’s hilarious!

Ese _____, como mola, se merece una ola, uueeeeehhh!!! (Otra ola! Eeeehhh!! Un tsunami!! Eh! Eh! Eh!) = a cheer you use when you like someone or something. You insert the name of the person or object in the blank. — the section in parentheses is optional, but I always do it because it’s so much fun! The rough translation is, “That ______, how likeable, he/she/it deserves a wave! Woaaaaahhh! (Another wave! Woaahh! A tsunami! Hey! Hey! Hey!”)

Que viene, que viene! Eh! Eh! = “It’s coming, it’s coming! Hey! Hey!” — Meant to be said softly, like a murmer, in a sort of ominous fashion, it’s just a funny way to say something important is coming, like a birthday gift.

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4 thoughts on “Splang Saturday: 13 – Sayings Edition

  1. Haha yeah! The first time I heard it was the night of the wig party — tipsy Spaniards would yell, “Esas pelucas, como molan, se merecen una ola!” After that, the chant became a regular part of our nights out 🙂

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