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Old February 06, 2008, 06:54 PM
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Cool - chévere

Hola amigos, me pregunto cómo se puede decir "(they were) pretty cool" o "the other day." Se usaría "estuvieron bastante chéveres" y "el otro día"? El segundo se parece fácil, pero no recuerdo.
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Old February 06, 2008, 10:48 PM
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Both phrases make sense, except that I am familiar with another word for cool. In Central America, macanudo is more common. 'Estuvieron' implies a temporary condition, completed. If 'they' are characteristically 'cool,' I would say '¡Qué chéveres que son/eran!'
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Pretty cool - chévere, de aquellas, por la maceta, a toda maquina, padre,

Only a few of the "slang" words for cool..........there might be a gazillion more. Who knows!!!

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Old February 09, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Pensé que "a toda maquina" significaba at full speed. ¿Significa cool?

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Hola amigos, me pregunto cómo se puede decir "(they were) pretty cool" o "the other day." Se usaría "estuvieron bastante chéveres" y "el otro día"? El segundo se parece fácil, pero no recuerdo.
Voy a responder por que por alguna razón no vi este hilo en febrero.

In México, the two best ways of saying cool are padre (very common, and almost everyone uses it) and chido (very common, but it sounds a lot more slangy than padre-- adults won't use this.)
.. were (pretty) cool = ¡Qué chido! / ¡Qué padre!
the other day = el otro día / un día
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Here in Spain if something is cool, you can say es güay o como mola.
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Here in Spain if something is cool, you can say es güay o como mola.
I've heard of güay, but what is the second thing you said? "o como mola"?
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I've heard of güay, but what is the second thing you said? "o como mola"?
  • ¿Te mola mi novia?
  • Cómo mola comer pepinillos con anchoas.
  • Tienes un coche molón.
  • Qué tía más molona.
  • ¡Esto es molonudo!
However, I find these expressions a little childish.
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