Bancame: One of the Most Frequent Slang Spanish Words

What does «bancame» mean in Argentine slang Spanish words?  

Bancame is the slang for esperame, which means “wait for me”.

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How frequently is this word used? 

This is one of the most frequent slang words in Spanish. Argentinians use this word on almost a daily basis.

Examples of this word in use:

  •  “¡Bancame un toque, Miguel! Ya casi estoy lista”. 
  • “¿Querés el número? Bancame un segundo que lo busco”.
  • “¡Ya casi termino de ducharme! ¡Bancame un toque!”
  • “¿Ya estás abajo? ¡Bancame que me termino de maquillar!”.
  • “Bancame que no encuentro la llave. No sé dónde está.”
  • “Che, bancame que no encuentro mi cartera. ¿La viste?”
  • “¿En 5 minutos empieza? Bancame que compro los pochoclos.”
  • “¿Necesitás los apuntes? Bancame que les hago una fotocopia antes”.
  • “¿Te vas caminando? Bancame un toque y te llevo con el auto”. 

Interesting facts about this slang Spanish word:

Bancame is usually followed by the phrase “un toque”, which means “hold on a second” or “wait a minute”. Another example is: ¿Me bancás un toque que saco la basura?

Bancame comes from the verb ‘bancarse’ which is also used with two other meanings that I will explain in another video.

Source: Diccionario Argentino

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