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rondar
to haunt, pester, persue
congraciarse
to win over, ingratiate oneself
inmolarse
to set fire to oneself
dar un vuelto
to take a stroll
marciano
Martian
más vale que
it's better to, it's worth
por si
in case
el recinto
vicinity, premises
la taquilla
ticket office / locker
la peña
the people (slang)
la gentuza
riffraff
el galardón
reward / compensation
yo que tú
if I were you
el degüello
slaughter, massacre
el pésame
condolence
capullo
knobhead
está en tu mano
it's up to you
los apuntes
notes
cortar el bacalao
to call the shots (slang)
la bronca
row (fight)
pillar
to catch (somebody's meaning, someone in the act of something, etc.)
traer
to wear (not llevar)
rayar
to drive somebody crazy
y tal
and such, and all that stuff
montar el número
to make a scene
montar una fiesta
to throw a party
irse de rositas
get off scot-free
a mi no me entra en la cabeza
I can't get my head around it
pringado
sucker, loser
monotemático
someone who only talks about one thing (adj)
ni se te ocurra
Don't even think about it
por encima de todo
more than anything
andar con ojo
to be careful (not tener cuidado)
no es mi ambiente
It's not really my vibe
me hace ilusión
I'm excited about it
ni de lejos
not even close
ponerse
to get turned on (sexualmente)
no tienes por qué hacerlo
You didn't have to! (meaning thank-you)
bajar los humos
to take someone down a peg
la lacra
consequence, after effect
sobar
to touch up / fondle
arrasar
to destroy, devestate
el machote
tough guy, badass
indagar
to inquire into, to investigate
espabilarse
to wake up / pull your socks up / get a move on
tener buena / mala pinta
to look good / bad
pirarse
to beat it, scram, bounce
estar pedo
to be high on drugs / really drunk
meter caña
to give it some welly
dar corte
to feel awkward
la carpeta
folder, file
se ve
I see that / it shows
se me fue de las manos
It got out of hand
clavarse en
to throw yourself into (an activity)
ajustado
tight-fitting
brusco
brusque, abrupt, sudden
pavo
buck, quid
empanado
groggy, sleepy
el boceto
draft, sketch
catear
to flunk (an exam)
igual
maybe (not quizás or tal vez)
pasar de alguien
to ignore someone
por lo visto
seems like
el tronco
mate, pal
más vale que
better to...
fliparse
to be crazy for, to love
el finde
the weekend (col.)
las pelas
cash (col.)
la calada
puff, drag (on a cig / spliff)
la piba
bird, lass
descarado
shameless
pareces un flan
You're shaking like a jelly
mogollón
loads, heaps
choni
chavy
te ha salido barato
you got off lightly
el bocazas
blabbermouth
estar cachondo
to be horny
tragarse el sapo
to bite the bullet, swallow a bitter pill
estar pendiente de
to be keeping an eye on someone / something
la gomina
hair gel
agobiar
to overwhelm
el cafre
brute, savage
quién me lo iba a decir
who would've thought it
no tengo un duro
I don't have a penny
me conformo con
I'm fine with... / I'll settle for...
mangonear
to boss around
el fontanero
plumber
currar
to work (col.)
yo qué sé
What do I know?
la cabina
stall, cubicle
cortar la raíz
nip in the bud
la panda
group, gang
el farol
bluff
cabreado
mad, annoyed
colar
to slip through, gatecrash
verdad que sí?
right?
soy una tumba
My lips are sealed
tampoco era para tanto
it's no big deal
con creces
in spades, more than
salvar su propio pellejo
to save one's own skin
el pupitre
desk
cómo ha ido?
How did it go?
visto lo visto
with that in mind
el mostrador
counter, desk
cosas más raras he visto
stranger things have happened
el bajón
downturn, anticlimax
fisgar
pry, snoop
el cavernícola
caveman
rajar
to slit, slice
delatar
to dob someone in
aportar
to contribute
la cabezota
pigheaded person
la trena
prison (col.)
eso pensaba yo
That's what I thought
no te rayes
don't have a cow
la resaca
hangover
la calderilla
loose change
tampoco es el fin del mundo
It's not the end of the world
la movida
event, affair, scene
sacar tajada
to take advantage of, get a piece of the action
borde
nasty, uncalled for, rude
ahora vengo
I'll be right back
el chorizo
crook, petty thief (col.)
la venda
blindfold, bandage
las pelas
cash (not los pavos)