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

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?

12 thoughts on “How to Speak Like a Mexican: Blah, blah, blah

  1. 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 =)


  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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..

  5. Hahaha. I mentioned this to a Spanish speaking student of mine who lived in MX for half her life and she said that she does say sha la la. I think it’s funny.

    We were also talking about how when I was in MX a decade ago people called techno music punchis punchis. She said they still do.

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