Boludo or boluda is a slang word in Argentina that roughly means “idiot.”
“¡Que boludo que soy! Por qué deje la puerta abierta?!”
¡Che boludos! Welcome to Boludo English where we can informally discuss trends in language learning and travel. The path to fluency in a new language isn’t straight. Let’s be honest, mistakes have to be made to learn! I learned Spanish (Castellano) in Argentina while teaching English to local businessmen. I cruised around the city and popped into lunch breaks to give one-on-one lessons. Man I was such a boludo. Being a boludo can be a good thing. Best friends call each other boludo or boluda. Don’t worry you’ll learn.
My experience boludeando (boludear – to screw around, mess around, kill time) in Argentina during the recession in 2010 ultimately led me to a career path and a Masters in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages).
I am currently an ESL teacher in the US and an online teacher through this awesome start up company called VIPKID where I online video chat with Chinese children from Beijing. I love this new job and the kiddos are the coolest.
In this blog I will discuss how people learn language in the most obscure ways. Now is the time for you to learn another language, but don’t do it the boring way do it the boludo way!