"tincho, strange, portate, mous"

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I have been trying to communicate with somebody from Argentina and he uses many words such as those above that I can not find in the dictionary on this site or that can not be translated. Can somebody please steer me in the right direction.? Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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updated JUL 9, 2008
posted by cyndi

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Your explanation would make sense with the rest of his wording. Thank you very much for your help!

updated JUL 9, 2008
posted by cyndi
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Hi Cyndi. The only one I think I know is portate. since the Argentinians often use the vos form of familiar speech, he probably says "Portáte, with the stress on the 'a'. I believe it means "Behave yourself". In Ecuador they say "pórtate bien"

Will K

updated JUL 9, 2008
posted by Will-Kinney2