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By suziq
#809780
OK, is this just taking the p. Or does it really mean More or Less, mas o menos ?

Suzi
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By suziq
#809785
Thanks, I never heard it before, I was on a Spanish forum & I thought they might be having a laugh.
At my expense. :lol:

Suzi
By Menina
#809831
Yes, just as you guessed, but this is the way those three words are pronounced in some regions, it is not correct to use it in written Spanish, unless it is colloquial. In the southern area of Spain it is quite common to omit pronouncing the last consonant in words, which takes the form of an aspired "h" instead. Without using phonetics, it should sound like "mahohmenoh".
By Mike E
#810141
Heard regularly here in Los M

In fact when quoting 'mas o menos' often 'corrected' with a 'ma o meno' when the dropping of 's' from words is common

Caught me out with 'domilonce' too some months ago!!
By Lollipop
#812148
The use of this sort of language is very common in the village where I live, especially among the old men in the local bar who try to make drunken small talk when you go in and all you can do is smile politely and agree!
By Mike E
#812188
Lollipop wrote:The use of this sort of language is very common in the village where I live, especially among the old men in the local bar who try to make drunken small talk when you go in and all you can do is smile politely and agree!
Take your time - smile - and ask them politely - what they mean! Works here in Los M and you will be thought better off for it
By Lollipop
#813864
Believe me I live in a tiny village full of farmers with no teeth so I'm probably better off not knowing!! I usually speak a lot more Spanish here during the fiestas when the younger villagers are out and about and everyone has had a few drinks so they are feeling a lot more sociable. I am sure the old men are lovely but don't think I would have a lot in common with them!!
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