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”.


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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