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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Se Te Escapa La Tortuga

to commit an error from stupidity or negligence

This is a famous phrase used by Maradona, though he didn't coin it. It literally means that the turtle (or tortoise) is escaping from you. Because a turtle is slow, the only way it can escape is from its keeper being stupid or negligent.

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