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    Lately I am learning more that there seems to be many words I hear being used by my Mexican friends that I do not find in the Spanish dictionary, or they don't have quite the same meaning.

    Por ejemplo: There is a word I hear that sounds like "mugrero", which is supposed to mean "mess", like "Hay mucho mugrero" (There's a big mess).

    And the word "flojo" is used to specifically mean lazy, but not in the Spanish dictionary. (BTW, I just stopped shaving recently, and someone calls me "Flojo face")

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    Mugre means filth.
    Adjective forms include mugriento and mugroso.
    Disclaimer: I'm not a native speaker of Spanish. I'm curious what others will say.

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    Since the colonisation of south america in the fifteenth century the spanish language has evoluted in a slightly diferent manner in the country's of the continent . And yes you will find that a spanish person
    "coge el autobus "whilst an argentinian "agarra el autobus" The verb coger has a totaly different meaning in Argentina which makes it very amusing when a spanish person enquires in argentina where can he get the bus.


    By the way that is correct mugre is filth, but the spanish would say vago for lazy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergi
    Since the colonisation of south america in the fifteenth century the spanish language has evoluted in a slightly diferent manner in the country's of the continent .

    By the way that is correct mugre is filth, but the spanish would say vago for lazy .

    Your first statement should be applied to your second statement.

    I travel extensively in Mexico for both business and pleasure and hear flojo used frequently to mean lazy in that country. RAE says flojo in Cuba and Costa Rica can refer to a peson with weak convictions and also in Cuba it can refer to a homosexual.

    Very intersting, no?

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