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Speaking Spanish Colloquially: Spanish going out vocabulary and verbs

Street Spanish – Colloquial Spanish drinking and partying vocabulary and verbs

This lesson is part of my “Street Spanish” course which is aimed at giving you all of the necessary Spanish vocabulary and expressions for speaking colloquially in Spanish.

In this lesson we will learn various Colloquial Spanish drinking and partying vocabulary and verbs such as “Botellón” (Drinking in the street), “Devolver / Potar” (To vomit) or “Fiestón” (Great party).

The Spanish vocabulary and expressions that you will find in this course are not the kind that you will find in regular textbooks and some should be used with caution as they are quite vulgar, but I want to give you an insight into exactly how Spanish people really speak on the street.

I would like to invite you to add you own additional Spanish phrases relevant to this topic. I have listed here the Spanish phrases that I can think of, but for sure there are many many more and I would love to hear your suggestions. Please use the comment form below….

Colloquial Spanish drinking and partying vocabulary and verbs:

To flirt: Coquetear / Flirtear
To get off with / make out with: Ligar
To have fun: Pasarlo bien
Nightlife: Vida nocturna
To make friends: Hacer amigos
Mate / Buddy: Colega
Girlfriend: Novia
Boyfriend: Novio
To meet new people: Conocer gente nueva
To socialise: Hacer vida social
Date: Cita
Party: Fiesta
House party: Jarana
A great party: Fiestón
A terrible party: Fiesta horrible
Drinking in the street: Botellón
Party animal: Calavera
It’s good: Es bueno
It’s cool: Está guay / genial
It’s awesome: Es la bomba
It’s bad: Es cutre
It’s terrible: Es un horror
Let’s go for a drink: Vamos a tomar algo
To have a drink: Tomar una copa
Do you feel like a few drinks?: ¿Te apetece tomar algo?
Do you have a light?: ¿Tienes fuego?
Cheers!: ¡Salud!
A toast: Un brindis
Bottoms up!: ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, y pa’ adentro!
Drink! Drink!: ¡Traga! ¡Traga!
Sober: Sobrio/a
To be tipsy: Estar alegre / Llevar un puntillo
Drunk: Borracho/a
To be really drunk: Estar como una cuba
Dizzy: Mareado/a
To be nauseous: Tener ganas de devolver
I am feeling sick: Tengo naúseas
To vomit: Devolver / Potar
To pass out: Desmayarse
Hangover: Resaca
I am hungover: Tengo resaca
Bad hangover: Resacón
To feel like s**t: Sentirse como la mierda (vulgar)

Alcoholic drinks: Bebidas alcohólicas
Non alcoholic drinks: Bebidas sin alcohol

Beer: Cerveza
Brandy: Brandy
Cider: Sidra
Cocktail: Cóctel
Gin: Ginebra
Martini: Martini
White wine: Vino blanco
Red wine: Vino tinto
Rum: Ron
Sangria: Sangría
Shots: Chupitos
Tequila: Tequila
Vodka: Vodka
Whisky: Whisky

… with ice: … con hielo
… and orange / coke / lemonade / lemon juice / tomato juice: … con naranja / coca cola / limonada / zumo de limón / zumo de tomate


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