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Old September 11, 2013, 11:09 PM
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I was just joking, I should have put a smiley next to it.
We only mix the languages when we don't know how to say it in the language that we're speaking. Though this might only be the case in Austria. Young people who were born in Austria but have a Serbian/Bosnian/Turkish background, they usually do it when they speak in their mother tongue.
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Do non-Spanish people say "Vale?" What about calling young adults/others of comparable age to yourself "chicos," as in "Hola Chicos?"

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Do non-Spanish people say "Vale?" What about calling young adults/others of comparable age to yourself "chicos," as in "Hola Chicos?"
I think it's mostly just people from Spain that say that. Cubans don't say it and they have a lot in common with the Spanish from Spain. However I knew some people from Sonora, Mexico that would say that. On a side note, they also ate black beans which I thought was some what unusual for the time. Most Mexicans eat pinto beans. Cubans have always been known for eating black beans but more people are eating them now. I just bring that up because I had no idea that Mexicans ate black beans at the time and I had no idea and had never heard Mexicans say vale in the sense of the word or expression as used in Spain. ¡Vale!

Any one else know of any Latin American Spanish speakers saying
vale? Vale más la práctica que la gramática. Of course that's different.

Just found this:

"The expression "vale" used in Spain to mean OK is relatively recent (about 50 years, maybe more), since many of our grandparents never used it. Some people think it started in Madrid, where it was very popular while it wasn't used that much in many other places. One of the intransitive meanings of "valer" in Spanish is "to be adecuate / acceptable / valid / helpful", so it is not that strange to conceive that "vale" can be understood as "It is acceptable or adecuate" in terms of agreement."

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Mexican foreros please clarify this, but I have heard sale vale used by Mexicans with basically the same meaning as vale in Spain. I am less sure of this, but I believe I have heard Argentinians use vale too, but less stridently less habitually than the Spanish vale. If my ears don't deceive me, Argentinians are more likely to use the word bueno to mean OK habitually. By the way Puerto Ricans us OK as habitually as Spaniards use vale.
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