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Adiós
   means   
Good-bye
Amigo
   means   
Friend
Amigo=male, amiga=female
Cerveza
   means   
Beer
Chili Con Carne
   means   
Chili With Meat
Cinco De Mayo
   means   
The Fifth of May
A minor holiday that celebrates a Mexican victory over French forces in 1862. NOT Mexico's Independence Day (actually September 16).
Cojones
   means   
Chutzpah
It's actually a vulgar Spanish word for testicles, but has entered U.S. slang meaning chutzpah - a brave attitude.
El Niño
   means   
The Boy Child
Used to describe a major temperature fluctuation in the tropical Pacific Ocean
Fiesta
   means   
A Party
Gracias
   means   
Thank You
Grande
   means   
Large
Gringo
   means   
A Person from North America North of Mexico
Hacienda
   means   
A Ranch-style Country Home
Hasta La Vista
   means   
See You Later
Hasta Mañana
   means   
See You Tomorrow
Hola
   means   
Hello
Loco
   means   
Crazy
Machete
   means   
A Large, Flat-bladed Knife
Used for cutting or as a weapon
Madre
   means   
Mother
Mano-a-mano
   means   
One on One
Literally hand to hand. Original use was in bullfights where the matador and the bull confront each other.
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
   means   
My House is Your House
Expression used to make a guest feel comfortable
Muchacho
   means   
A Young Man
Padre
   means   
A Roman Catholic Priest
Piñata
   means   
A Game for Children Involving a Suspended Container With Candy and Toys and a Stick
Pronto
   means   
Soon or Immediately
Qué Pasa?
   means   
What's Happening?
Rodeo
   means   
A Spectacle Involving Cowboys and Wild Horses and Cattle
Salsa
   means   
A Spicy Mexican Tomato-based Sauce
Also a style of music and dancing
Siesta
   means   
A Nap
Normally taken after lunch.
Sombrero
   means   
A Large Brimmed Hat
Taco
   means   
A Shell of Cornmeal Filled With Meat, Cheese and Vegetables


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