Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday November 8, 2009
hurry up; come on
In the Spanish spoken in Mexico you’ll often come across the expression ¡Ándale! It can mean hurry up:
¡Ándale! Que llegamos tarde.
Hurry up or we’ll be late.
Or you can use it to mean come on in an encouraging way:
Ándale, te regalo un taco en la esquina.
Come on, I’ll buy you a snack at the corner shop.
Or come on in a scornful way:
Ándale, no seas tonto.
Come on now, don’t be stupid.
You can also use Ándale to express surprise:
¡Ándale con la güerita!
Wow, look at that blond!
And to mean OK or right, agreeing with a suggestion:
Ándale, en eso quedamos.
OK, we’ll do that then.
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