This is the English transcription of the video above. Have you heard the expression «!Qué chulo!»? It’s very colloquial and means “fantastic” or “great”. In this video you’ll learn a few more expressions for the same idea.
Hi! I’m Inés Alba, from Real Spanish.
Do you know the courses offered by the Real Spanish website? They are una pasada. This means that something is amazing or really good, and is used when someone likes something very much.
In Spanish there are many ways to give the go-ahead or express that you like something very much. Perhaps you have already heard the expression ¡Qué guay! which is one of the most used.
But there are others like the adjective chulo or chula with the meaning of pretty but at the same time something modern, original, different. For example, I can say ¡Qué vestido más chulo! or ¡Qué casa más chula! or simply: ¡Qué chulo/a!
But be careful with this word because if you say that a person is un chulo or una chula, it has a different meaning. It means that he/she is an arrogant person. And un chulo can also mean someone who controls and exploits prostitutes.
Another way to express that you like something is by using the verb molar. We can say that algo mola mucho or me mola algo; in this case it works like the verb gustar. A widely-used expression is ¡Cómo mola! to indicate that something or someone is nice, fun, cheerful…
Well, I hope you can use some of these expressions soon. You will sound like a true native! On our website you can find many mini-lessons based on colloquial expressions that are really cool. Visit us now!
See you soon!