Fart-Related Phrases to Help You Speak Like a True Argentine

expressions slang Nov 11, 2020

In Spain, a lot of expressions include the word ‘milk.’ In Mexico, many phrases seem to feature 'madre' the term for mom. Well in Argentina, the key word is (drumroll please...)  pedo, or fart 💨 

Check these farty-phrases out:

'De pedo'
Literal translation: 'Of the fart' (Meaning: Luck)
Example: Llegué de pedo, había mucho tráfico.

'En pedo'
Literal translation: 'In a fart' (Meaning: To be drunk)
Example: Llegué a casa en pedo porque tomé mucha tequila.

'Ni en pedo'
Literal translation: 'Not in a fart' (Meaning: Hell no)
Example: Ni en pedo pienso compartir mi postre.

'Al pedo'
Literal translation: 'At fart' (Meaning: Bored)
Example: Estamos mucho tiempo al pedo en cuarentena.

'A los pedos'
Literal translation: 'At the farts' (Meaning: Very fast)
Example: Fui a los pedos porque no quería llegar tarde.

'¿Estás en pedo?'
Literal translation: 'Are you in a fart?' (Meaning: Are you kidding me?)
Example: ¿Estás en pedo? ¿Queres manejar desde Buenos Aires a San Diego?

Argentines have quite a way with words (and farts). The key to getting these expressions down is to repeatedly hear them in context and to keep practicing.

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