I am trying to learn spanish in order to more effectively communicate with my mexican coworkers, and I can't seem to find a word that they often use. It is pronounced OH DIH LAY or maybe OH DAH LAY and I have no idea how it is written or spelled correctly in spanish. Please help me figure this out.
I can't write it, so I can't translate it
They are saying "orale" (there should be a tilde on the o)..it isn't really a word...more an exclamation...it means something like "I agree" or "Yeah" or "you got it" or something like that
Orale makes much more sense, especially if it means something like okay, because when my coworkers say it, they use it congenially in casual situations, similar, I imagine to the "orale pues" mentioned by Jenni.
Thank you for your help everyone.
IT's orale. I'm not sure of the exact translation. Sometimes my friend says "orale pues" while he is on the phone talking to friends.
yup, it sounds like Orale
most commonly it used to say ok, but it can be used other ways.
? Orale carnal. (OK brother.) ? This is a common term used (Mexican Spanish) as a greeting and also as a verb of acceptance, like OK. It is usually followed by a title (exp. Orale compa.)
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It's possible they are speaking fast and softly pronouncing the n: ahndale.
Cherry, Isn't there some term used with onda'
I really can't tell you that for sure, but I doubt it. I can't think of any other possibilities for what they might be saying.
It's possible, and that sounds very likely, but I'm pretty sure that it is an "O" sound. Do you think there could be a certain dialect where they pronounce ándale with an o? or are my ears just very untrained'
Are you sure they might not be saying, ándale?
It means go as in hurry up.