Speak like an Argentinian

Argentina’s official language is Spanish although the Argentine’s call it ‘Castellano’ (Castilian).  Learn some of the handy (and some just a bit silly) Argentinean phrases & words below to give you a head start on your vacation:

  1. Churrasco
    Steak – something you must definitely try once in Argentina.  They are famed for them!

  2. Chorizo
    Sausage.  This word may familiar to you if you like sausages!

  3. Vino tinto
    Red wine!  Another must-try, Argentina is a prime wine grower and producer.

  4. Mate
    A tea which is the Argentine beverage.

  5. El boliche
    The Argentine’s love to party, no doubt you’ll be visiting an el boliche while there; a bar or nightclub.

  6. Chau
    Good-bye or see you.  Comes from the Italian ‘ciao’.

  7. Boludo
    Jerk, or idot.  Taxi drivers yell this often during bouts of road rage!

  8. Che
    Hey, yo, dude, or man.  Often used to get someone’s attention.

  9. Milonga
    A dance club where people dance the Argentine Tango.

  10. Baboso
    A ‘skirt-chaser’ (thought this is also applied to women), someone crazy about the opposite sex.

Now you've learnt these phrases, keen to know more?  Try one of our Spanish language courses where you can learn Spanish, soaking up the sights and practising your vocab on the locals.


*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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