How to Speak Like a Mexican: Blah, blah, blah

16 Apr

In English, when we fast forward part of a story, we use “Blah blah blah” (and a few other fun phrases).

However, I kinda like the Mexican version: Sha la la, Sha la la


  • English: I went to the store to buy eggs, then blah blah blah I ended up buying an entire cart of food!
  • Mexican: Fui a la tienda para comprar huevos, sha la la, sha la la Terminé comprando un carrito lleno de comida!

Much more sing-songy, doncha think?

11 Responses to “How to Speak Like a Mexican: Blah, blah, blah”

  1. Ashlie April 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I agree!!

  2. crazyaboutpool April 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    So when I say Yada Yada Yada what language is that?!? I’m american btw.

  3. Maríaam Gutiérrez M April 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    and when I say “wa wa wa” “wa shu ma” or “wa ra la” what language is that, Seri or Yaqui? maybe, because I’m from Sonora, Mexico, anyway it has the same meaning the rest, we call it “regionalismo”. even I find weird or funny the way they speak in the central and southern Mexico or the other way, they made ​​fun of how I speak …

    ARRIBA el Norte, un saludo Laura, espero recuerdes quien soy =)


    • Laura in Cancun April 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

      Claro que me acuerdo de ti!

      Never heard of those before, but they sound really cool 🙂


  4. mommiecooks April 17, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    doncha? Nice word you whipped up there! I always enjoy coming to check out your site because I read through your latest post and then “sha la la sha la la”, I always leave smiling! 🙂

  5. Nikki April 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    It does sound like a song!

  6. El Chicano April 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    My favorite version growing up was: wiri, wiri, wiri. Example: ¡Están las mujeres en chisme! Puro wiri wiri wiri.

  7. mividaocupada April 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I also say dah dah dah dah dah

  8. mividaocupada April 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    PS I have been having a REALLY hard time leaving comments on your blog….. it won’t let me unless I am logged in to which I have never used

  9. Josie April 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    That’s funny. I have never heard that before but when I asked a couple of Mexican friends they said its true!

    I say blah blah blah…. sometimes yada yada, depending on the mood.

    You should out more Mexican slang on here- thats one of my favourite parts of learning spanish. I imagine some of the words would be different en Yucatan than el d.f..

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