If you are planning a trip to Argentina, it is not enough to learn to speak Spanish. You must know the slang, if you want to hide your tourist status when you talk to Argentinos. To help with that, I am writing this brief dictionary of Argentine words (BDAW), an essential compendium of words, with their definitions and sounds, ideal for any traveler who plans to visit the lands of Tango.
Today, we are covering words that start with the letter B: from Banda to Boleta.
An awful lot, a huge amount of something. Also (and more traditionally), a band, a gang, a group of people, such as a group of old school friends. Let’s see the examples for this two definitions:
Banda: Huge amount of something.
Example: ¿Hay suficientes chorizos para todos? Sí, hay una banda.
Meaning: Are there enough chorizos for everyone? Yes, there are many.
Banda: Group of people.
Example: Llegó la banda, ¡que empiece la fiesta!
Meaning: The gang is here, let’s get this party started!