Pronunciation: pah-TAH sue-SEE-ah
Definition: Translates to “dirty foot” and refers to someone who removes their shoes in public
How it’s used in a sentence: “My feet hurt so much, I’m gonna barefoot it back to the car. Ay, Luli, you’re such a pata sucia.”
Pronunciation: PARE-oh liiiiiike
Definition: “But, like.” What you say when you immediately want to refute what you just said.
How it’s used in a sentence: “I would’ve been on time, pero liiike there was no parking.”
Pronunciation: kAY boe-lah
Definition: "What’s up?" or "What’s the deal?"
How it’s used in a sentence: Walking into the office in the morning: “Que bolá?”
Definition: Derogatory word for someone that is off the boat from Cuba or in more general terms, a refugee
How it’s used in a sentence: “Usnavi is as refi and straight off the boat as you can get.”