I was listening to a Spanish podcast and one of the hosts said that, to express how capable you are at something, you can say "Me defiendo bastante bien", or just "me defiendo". This means "I manage well, I can handle myself, etc."
But then I asked my Cuban friend and he said that that expression doesn't exist or anything outside of literally "I defend myself". Maybe he's wrong.
Has anyone else ever heard this expression before?
I'm from Argentina and we use it all the time. Especially when talking about languages!
Yes, I do. It's very common in Mexico.
I learned it in Spain and use it all the time when asked if I speak Spanish.
I've asked a similar question, take a look hold your own