Albur in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
albur
masculine noun
1. bleak (pez)
2. chance (azar)
3. pun (juego de palabras) (Mexican Spanish, Dominican Spanish); double meaning (doble sentido)
ALBURES Albures are a distinctive feature of male Mexican lower-class speech. They are rapid-fire puns, chiefly of a sexual nature, which can be stretched into extensive exchanges as each participant tries to top the last speaker's remark. Non-native speakers, no matter how fluent their Spanish, are unlikely to make much sense of an exchange of albures, let alone be able to participate. Indeed, they can be largely incomprehensible even to many Mexicans.
albur
1 (España) (pez) bleak
2 (riesgo) chance; risk
3 (México) (juego de palabras) pun
4 (Caribe) (mentira) lie
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