20 Coolest Words in Spanish
20 Coolest Spanish Words
What are the 20 coolest words in the Spanish language? In this purely subjective list I rank what are, in my humble opinion, the 20 coolest Spanish words. Whether you agree with me or not, I hope you’ll add them to your vocabulary.
tranquilo – Cool, quiet, composed, laid back, chilled out. Can also use it as a command to tell someone to relax and calm down.
escuincle – Kid, brat.
Ese escuincle me molesta.
That kid annoys me.
chamba – A Mexican word that means “work”. The related verb is chambear.
Me falta dinero. Necesito chamba.
I don’t have any money. I need a job.
órale – Mexican word that means “OK”, “alright” or “go for it!”
dale – Argentine version of órale.
escopeta – A shotgun.
genio – Literally means “genius”. Used similar to “cool!” or “awesome!”
pantalones – Pants. Not necessarily a cool word, but it sounds cool. Also can be used to mean “courage” or “guts”.
Ese tipo no tiene pantalones.
That guy has no guts.
tranquilízate – Calm down! The verb is tranquilizarse.
boludo – Argentine slang that means stupid, idiot, idiotic, etc.
baboso – Slimy, moronic. Can use it to describe a man drooling over a beautiful woman.
chiste – A joke.
cállate – Means “shut up”. The verb is callarse.
Cállate la boca.
Shut your mouth.
cachazo – A strike with the butt of a gun. In English we say “pistol whip”.
la brujita – Literally means “little witch” but is also the nickname for Juan Sebastián Verón, a famous Argentine soccer player.
pelotudo – Useless, foolish.
lamentablemente – Means “regrettably”. Six long syllables. What a mouthful.
ojo – Eye. But can also mean “look out” or “take note”.
las nalgas – Buttocks.
hazlo – Means “do it!” Uses the command form of the verb hacer.