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Here in Chile, mateo / matea means someone who studies very often, someone diligent who always does his homework at school or college. According to "Voces de origen lunfardo en el registro festivo del diario chileno La Cuarta" 1 , its origin comes from the word mate which means head: mate  → head mateo  → someone who ...


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Tu pregunta me dio mucha curiosidad. En Argentina nunca oí esa expresión, con lo cual me parecio mas interensate todavía. Estuve buscando en internet y yo creo que este Video da la explicación mas convincente. En el video el profesor Campusano comenta que es un gran fántico de Gardel y que conoce muchos de sus misterios. Por ende ha leído mucha bibliografía ...


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There's a lot of sociolinguistic issues going on between tú vs Vd. If someone is younger than you, you can generally use tú, but the details are best left to one of the questions on here more directly suited to it, but when in doubt, use Vd.. Omiting the pronoun can always (and, preferentially) be done with tú. With Vd. it is better to include since you ...


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Since you are addressing someone you don't know I would use "usted", except if you are addressing to someone much younger than you or if depending on the context may seem inappropriate to be too serious or too formal. To me, #3 is the one that sounds best (along with #5). Note that #1, #2 and #5 should be ¿Disculpa (o perdona), hablas inglés? and ...


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That word "bomb" (or "bomba" in Spanish) was (and sometimes is) used not only in Chile but in Argentina also. In phrases like: ¡Esto es una bomba! (This is so awesome/cool!) And: ¡La pasamos bomba! (We had a very good time!) But as you said it was used more in the '80s and it's not used very often now.


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Como en cualquier otro idioma, muchas palabras tienden a contraerse en sus formas de uso informales. Yo no se como se usa en otros países, vivo en España, pero como dice pickoka en la Península ibérica suele usarse Pos. Mi respuesta final, es que Po como contracción de Pues no llega a algunos países, como por ejemplo España, pero es probable que esos ...


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In Spanish we don't need to emphasize or clarify the subject as in English or French, the conjugation tell us clearly. So, from your 6 choices in the first 4 you can avoid to say the pronoun. Guifa explais it very well. Now, about your options: The 1 and 2 are incorrect for me, in the way that don't sound natural. Not for a native speaker. And if you want ...


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"Po" is a word that we use in different situations. I think comes from the transformation or mutation from the words "pues". I have been in Brazil, Perú, Colombia, Uruguay , Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Bolivia; never heard "po" none of these countries. Different and multiple uses here in Chile can be found; in those you can hear: Next to afirmattions ...



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