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Argentine Spanish: The Most Common Words and Phrases

This is a list of some of the most common words and phrases you will hear when speaking to an Argentine. Not all are specific to Argentina, but it is important to know and understand them, because you will be hearing them A LOT! This will help you understand Argentine Spanish and will also help […]

Argentine Slang

A list of some basic Argentine slang. Naturally, there are many more words to learn, but this makes a good start. Bajón (f) 1. a downer, something that sucks Es un bajón. Que bajón. That sucks, that´s too bad. Bancar (v) 1. to tolerate. No me lo banco más. I can’t put up with it […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

To most people, Argentine cuisine is mainly than pizza, empanadas, and meat. Although there is a whole lot more to Argentine food (check out Traditional Argentine Food), empanadas are definitely an important part of Argentine cuisine. Read on to learn how to make the dough for empanadas, as well as recipes for some of the […]

Argentine Chimichurri

Argentine Chimichurri

In North America, steaks are accompanied with a BBQ sauce or a steak rub. In Argentina, it is served plain or salted, with Chimichurri on the side. It is basically a sauce with a base of oil, vinegar, and various spices. Every house and every restaurant has their own special recipe, but they are all […]

Argentine Locro

Argentine Locro

Perhaps the most classic of traditional Argentine cuisine, locro is a heavy stew with lots of meats, beans and corn. It is served with a delicious sauce on the side for each person to serve on top of their locro. This is an indigenous dish that originates from Andean region of South America, , and […]

Traditional Argentine Carbonada (Carbonada al Zapallo)

Traditional Argentine Carbonada (Carbonada al Zapallo)

This is a classic Argentine recipe, and perfect for the cold winter days. Although not as common in Buenos Aires as puchero or locro, it is still well known traditional Argentine dish, and you can find it at most of restaurants serving traditional (or criollo) Argentine food. It is basically a stew, though it often […]