Curious why Argentines say they speak castelleno, not español? Why do they called you "che" or "boludo"?

Porteño Spanish teaches you the particularities of the language spoken in Buenos Aires.

Lunfardo - as the Argentines call their slang - comes from a mixture of Italian immigration, neighboring Brazilian Portuguese, and underworld elements.

Even if you speak Spanish fluently, the app is essential for understanding Porteños.

Features Include:
• Dictionary of Porteño Lundardo phrases
• Study quiz to really learn
• Send phrases to friend or make additional suggestions

What’s New

Version 4.0.2

Offline mode support and other UI enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Demetram ,

I love this app =)

This app is good. The translations are accurate and the explanations are clear. I've heard some of these words used by my in laws all the time so that's how I know that the translations are correct. Since I've heard most of the vulgar words used in context I can't help but laugh at the vulgar words!lolll The quiz is ok because it helps you memorize.
I would have given the app 5 stars but I didn't because there's more slang words that aren't in the app. But the good thing is there's a link in the app where you can contribute more slang words to the app. Also, I wish the app could tell or teach you how to use these words in context, sentences, and conversations.
And ignore that one star review above. Argetinian language/slang is different than any other. The words are used way differently, theres many words not in other spanish languages, and the argentinian language is a very precise and proper spanish.

ErinM1982 ,

Needs example sentences; limited dictionary

Very few entries per letter, and no example sentences for those given. It's one thing to know what it means when I hear it, but it's another to use it properly myself. Please add example sentences and expand your dictionary!

AzulLA ,

Love it! Me super encanta

As a porteña myself I wanted to see if this app measured up to our dialect- it does!! Really a great way to reconnect on some “lunfardo” and introduce our castellano to the masses.


Adam Williams
31.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2017 Pangaea Learning
In-App Purchases
  1. Audio for Argentine Slang Words $0.99


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