ASK A QUESTION What does "órale" mean"
Watching a movie tonight, in some of the scenes they would use the word órale, from one gangbanger to another. I got the spelling from the on-screen captions. Could it be 'pray for him'? If so, it just wouldn't make sense.
For example, after a line in the movie "put him up, shut him up" the other gangbanger said "órale. vamos"
Sure!; OK!; Come on!; Right!
In the movie it probably meant, Ok, Let's Go!
Orale is like an agreement. Saying Ok, let's do it. Or yea I agree with what your saying. It's informal to use, it's not really a word.
I wonder why it is not in the dictionary?
- interj. coloq. Méx. U. para exhortar.
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Need we mention which corner that you should go sit in?
It is "órale" with a accent on the ó. I translate as "go for it" or "okay", "Right!" I think "Go for it" is probably the best.
"órale" is very common -- I wonder why it is not in the dictionary?
"Órale" is slang ( at least in Mexico). It is not normally heard in the ivory towers.
There are several meanings to this word; it can be used to express: surprise, admiration, being upset, agreement, disagreement, irritation, exhortation.
Google it and you will find it in many places.
Hey "Qfreed" here is another one .... "Flaquito" I was told it means "Sweetheart"
Have you heard this?