Porteño Spanish is the dialect of caste-sha-no (castellano) spoken in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the surrounding areas. It is categorized by an Italian-like pronunciation and colorful Lunfardo slang.

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Andar

to go; to do; to work; to ride

While "andar" is not unique to Argentine, it's frequency of use in the Paris of the South is quite astonishing. There may be perfectly appropriate words with more descriptive power, but Argentines insist on using "andar" for just about everything that goes, works, functions, doesn't function, takes, or rides. It can also be combined with "cagar" to form the mother of all Argentine insults, "andate a cagar" (go take a crap).

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