Bancarse: Slang Spanish Word of the Week

What does «bancarse» mean in slang Spanish?  

Bancarse is a slang Spanish verb that can be used to convey two different things: one of them is to support financially. 


How frequently is this Argentine Lunfardo word used?  

Medium-High frequency word. Argentinians use this word rather frequently. This is one of the most popular slang words in Spanish.

Examples of this word in use:

  •  “¿Amigo me bancás esta cerveza y otro día te doy la plata?”
  • “Hoy te banco esta, pero mañana garpás (pagás) vos”.
  • “Ma, ¿me bancás esta compra y después te doy la plata?”
  • “No compró el auto porque no lo puede bancar”.
  • “Tuvo que buscar un trabajo porque los padres no lo bancan más”. 
  • “Mis viejos me bancaron la carrera de arquitecto”.
  • “Le banqué todos los análisis clínicos y nunca me devolvió la plata”.

Interesting facts about this word:

The second meaning of this slang word is “to tolerate or to stand someone or something”. Here’s an example, “No me banco a tu primo, es insoportable”. This means “I can’t stand your cousin, he’s unbearable”. 

More examples:

  • “No me banco al presidente. Es un estúpido”.
  • “¿Cómo te bancás al pibe ese? ¡Es insoportable!”
  • “Mi mamá y mi papá no se bancan”.
  • “Es una lástima que los cuñados no se banquen”.
  • “Me re banco a Lali. Me cae muy bien”. 
  • “¿Cómo te bancás al intenso ese?”
  • “¡No sé cómo te bancás a la tóxica esa!”
  • “Este calor es imbancable”.

In the category «Word of the Week» you will learn:

  • One Argentine Lunfardo word per week
  • The meaning of the word
  • Frequency of the word
  • Other usages for the word
  • Interesting facts about the word

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See more Argentine slang words of the week by clicking here.

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