How to Say Expert in Spanish Slang

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This is how to say expert in Spanish slang: Canchero/a 

An expert in Spanish is un experto or una experta. But how do we say expert in Spanish slang? It’s canchero or canchera. 

How to say experience in Spanish

Experience is experiencia and someone “canchero” is a person with “experiencia”. For example, I have experience with language learning. Therefore, I can say “estoy canchera con los idiomas”. 


How frequently is this word used? 

Medium frequency word. Argentinians use this word in informal conversations mostly.

Examples of this word in use:

  • “Hago este trabajo hace muchos años. Estoy re canchera”.
  • “¿Qué te pareció Juanita? Está canchera con las matemáticas”. 
  • “Mi amigo Sebastián está canchero con la ingeniería”.
  • “¿Necesitás ayuda con eso? No, ya estoy canchera”.
  • “¿Qué te dijeron? Que estoy canchera”. 
  • “Tu hermana Paula está re canchera con el tenis, juega muy bien”.
  • “Jorge me ayudó a cambiarle la rueda al auto, él está canchero con esas cosas”.
  • “¿Por qué no le pedís ayuda? Es que ya estoy canchero con esto y no necesito ayuda”.

Interesting facts about this slang word in Spanish:

When talking about clothes, canchero is a way of saying the clothes are nice, good looking. On the other hand, with the verb “hacerse”, the phrase “hacerse el canchero” means to try to seem cool or to brag. 

Source: Diccionario Argentino

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