From the Author
It would be impossible to discuss Spanish slang in totality, since there is different slang in every country and region. Mexico alone has a rich and multi-leveled idiomatic vocabulary of thousands of words, and many terms that are used colloquially in Chiapas are never heard in Veracruz. Furthermore, there are Dantesque levels of societal usage, some obscure or unknown even to Mexicans. However, our concern here is not esoteric folklore, but standard Mexican slang, words that are widely heard or read in comic books, TV shows, and rock music.
About the Author
Elizabeth Reid began learning Spanish in Junior High School at the age of twelve. She has lived near the Mexican border most of her life. She went native in 1985, moving to Rosarito, Baja California, where she taught English to the locals for eight years. Her love affair with the Spanish language includes a fascination for the customs of the people and an appreciation of their culture. Dr. Reid is the author of Spanish Lingo for the Savvy Gringo a guide to language, culture and slang, as well as Native Speaker, a guide for traveling anywhere in the world and earning your way by teaching English.