Re: One of the Most Popular Argentine Slang Words

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This is one of the most popular Argentine slang words: Re

One of the most used Argentine slang words is “re”. Re is the slang for “muy” or “very”. So, instead of saying “muy lindo” we say “re lindo”, “muy bueno” becomes “re bueno”, and so on.

Argentina slang phrases with “re”

One of the most repeated Argentine slang phrases is “re piola”. It means “very cool”. 


How frequently is the word “re” used? 

High frequency word. Argentinians use this word interchangeably with the word “muy”. 

Examples of this word in use:

  • “Amo mi trabajo. Estoy re contenta”.
  • “Está re piola esa camisa”. 
  • “Es re linda esa película”.
  • “Me encanta. Está re bueno”.
  • “Vos estás re loco”. 
  • “Me re gustaría ir a Tailandia”.
  • “Jorge, me parece re bien que te tomes vacaciones”.
  • “Está re caliente, ¡cuidado!”.

Interesting facts about this slang word in Spanish:

Even though this word is commonly used in Argentina, no dictionaries define it as a synonym of “very”. You can only find it in Argentine dictionaries. Check the definition here.

Source: Diccionario Argentino

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