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Old November 13, 2012, 10:54 PM
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@chileno...

I like
I feel out of it
I feel wiped out
(As an expression, mind you!) (I usually like it when I am full of pep!)
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Thanks guys. I have heard después de oir lo que dijo sufrí un bajón.
I now should interpret it as a chasco.
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Old November 14, 2012, 10:23 AM
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@chileno...

I like
I feel out of it
I feel wiped out
(As an expression, mind you!) (I usually like it when I am full of pep!)

Yes. That's the one is used most.
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Colloquial way so say, I feel less energetic or sth like that. how can we say it in English?
Wait a minute....are you asking about "bajon" as a temporary, all of a sudden feeling that most of us get around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, or are you asking about a longer term feeling?

For example,

- Hoy, despues de la reunion con el jefe me dió un bajón, pero gracias al té que bebí me siento como nuevo ahora.
-----after noon drain, dragging your feet, etc.

------------------------------OR do you mean-------------------------

-Después que rompí mi compromiso con mi novia, me dió un bajón por un año que casi me muero.
--------depression, feeling blue, down in the dumps, etc.

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'afternoon slump'
is the way I say 'afternoon drain'.
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'afternoon slump'
is the way I say 'afternoon drain'.
That's what I say, too.
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Yup, that is about the sixth hour Latin hour... i.e., time for a siesta...

(Actually the "sexta" is midday in Latin... and it's the derivation for "siesta", but nowadays this normally would be at about 3 to 4 p.m.)
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Dar el bajón :

When the effects of a drug are starting to dissapear , mostly said when talking about cocaine or meth.

Also : " Me esta dando el bajón" , " me viene el bajón "

It happens to me everyday about 13:00 , because I've working since 6:00 A.M. .So I say this , because my energy is starting to drain out. Then , my workmate and I usually have some coffee. This is something we say on a daily basis.
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I think "dar el bajón" is more an emotional felling. For example: Yo had a girlfriend some time ago and she went away. One day you are driving your car and listen on the radio a song that makes you remember your girlfriend. It seems now you feel sad and feel less positive than 5 minutes ago.......so you say......."me ha dado el bajón".

Another example: you are expecting for a phone call. You don´t know if you passed the exam. Your friend told you he was going to the university and told you when he arrived there he´d call you to say if you´d passed or not. You feel so nervous because you studied a lot and you´re pretty sure you´ve pass the exam. You feel very positive. At last he calls and says: I´m sorry you didn´t pass the exam. You feel ........disenchantment, disillusionment, dissappointment, let down "Te da el bajón" o "estás de bajón"
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